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Americans warm to online dating, survey shows

Published on Oct 21, 2013 12:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Americans are growing more comfortable with online dating, and many are finding a spouse or partner in cyberspace, a survey showed on Monday.

The Pew Research Center found 11 percent of Internet users - or some nine percent of all American adults - said they have personally used an online dating site.

That is a sharp increase from 2008, when just three percent of American adults had used online dating sites, Pew said.

The survey found 66 percent of those who use online sites or apps have gone on a date with someone they met through one of these services.

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