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Fri., Dec. 27, 2013, 12:07 p.m.

Online Dating Grows, Stigma Remains

Online dating: More and more people are doing it, but no one wants to talk about it. On the record, that is. A recent Pew study found that 11 percent of American adults have used online dating sites or mobile apps — a figure that was just 3 percent five years ago. Among Internet users who were currently single and looking for a partner, 38 percent had tried online dating. Yet, according to the Pew study, 21 percent of Internet users agree with the statement: “People who use online dating sites are desperate”/Cara Kelly, Washington Post. More here.

Question: Do you consider people who use online dating "desperate"? If you were single, would you use online dating?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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