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FRIDAY, 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
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

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