When dating an america
The survey found that dating in America is, indeed, affected by online matchmaking activity.
But in analyzing our findings, we discovered another story: Large numbers of single Americans are not actively looking for relationships and even significant numbers of those looking for partners are not that active on the dating scene.
Still, bars remain a relatively popular place for long-term relationships to begin.
Here is a rundown from the survey of how the internet users in marriages or long-term relationships first encountered each other.
Among all singles, just 16% say they are currently looking for a romantic partner. Some 55% of singles report no active interest in seeking a romantic partner.
Perhaps not surprisingly, finding suitable partners is easier in urban areas than in suburban areas, and far easier than in rural areas.
As shown in the table, 57% of city dwellers who are looking for dates say there is plenty of dating potential in their communities compared with 38% of date-seeking suburbanites and only 21% of date seekers residing in rural settings.
When singles who are actively looking for partners were asked about the dating scene where they live, a majority of those actively seeking dates (55%) said it was difficult to meet people.
Only 43% said it was easy, while 2% said they didn’t know.
At first glance, the survey results suggest ample targets for Cupid among American adults.