For some, online chatting never left the rooms, but others found the modality to be the conduit to meet people for offline encounters.
No longer did people have to trek to a bar to meet someone, they were able to pick up people online, anytime!
With the internet, the dating pool was infinite and not bound by geography.
You could talk about anything, with anyone, anywhere.
The good news is: there are a lot of single people in America. But how are your friends finding relationships beyond a Netflix subscription? As more people are becoming comfortable using online dating sites, it's quite possible your chances of finding your match are only a few clicks away. Here are 10 online dating statistics you should know: With so many dating websites and apps out there, it's now normal to use online dating to meet someone.
There are 40 million Americans using online dating websites and those users range from young to old.
People could now look first and (maybe) talk later. For those exploiting the fantasy and anonymity the internet provided, the visuals just added more disguises, creativity and deception to their play.
I recall a friend who carried on a 3-month chat with a sexy, accomplished, neurosurgeon living abroad.
Here's what they're lying about: 20% of women surveyed by global research agency Opinionmatters admitted to using an older photo from when they were younger and thinner.
More than 40% of men said they lied about their jobs in an effort to sound more successful.
No wonder people lie on their dating profiles-friends are helping them build their profile.
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help write or review their profile.
Female users are seeking help from friends more so than men are: 30% of female users have asked a friend for help with their profile, whereas only 16% of male users have asked friends to help create their profile.