Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
More generally, the period from Christmas to Valentine's Day is the hottest time for people to sign up for dating sites, while Sunday is the most popular day of the week to sign up.
"After watching football games and going to New Year's Day parties solo, singles often think about new beginnings," online dating expert Julie Spira wrote last year on
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