Some 4.7 million people claim to have used a dating website in the past year and one in five marriages of 19-25 year-olds started online.Some 43 per cent of people use Google to check out a first date. His original message got lost in a long list of generic (or disgusting) messages from people, and I ignored it for a few days.So happy I finally responded and kept talking to him (even though I thought he was way out of my league).
With more than 5,500 single people surveyed, this is what we discovered.
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.
First date The first date in literature appears in the 5,000-year-old Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh.
In order to tame Enkidu, a Tarzan-like wild man who is terrorising his people, the king Gilgamesh sends Shamhat, a beautiful prostitute. They meet at a waterhole where "Shamhat loosened her undergarments, and he took in her attractions".