But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
In a world where Hollywood has embraced Cougar relationships, it's interesting to note that 7 percent of the women surveyed would date a man who was a full 60 years older than them. She's the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating and creates Irresistible Profiles for singles on the dating scene.And men reported that they want women to take charge, with a little over 90% of men in favor of a woman making the first move when it comes to kissing and sex.On the opposing side, men who "are not feminists" are 92% less likely to want a woman to take charge."Not all men can deal with a partner, who is empowered and isn't afraid to say what she likes, what her opinion is so that may be a challenge," Shehan said.Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.