NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - A new poll says attitudes toward online dating are changing. The recent Pew Research Center Study found that more people are looking for love online.
Some say they'll never do it. “I prefer the more conventional means of meeting people, face to face; as opposed to going online,” said Eugene Gimose of New York.
Meanwhile, others say they want to change the culture. “I'll be 58 in April and I was going to start one for people who are 55-65 called running out of time. That's what I can tell you about dating,” said Jeff Cooper in Northampton on Monday.
The Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project found that more people are dating online; especially if they are in their mid 20's and 30's. Researchers say a quarter of 25-34-year-olds have admitted to looking for love online.
“I haven't but my son has, I know. He hasn't found a girl yet but I think he needs to keep trying,” said Deepika Saksena of Darien, CT.
The telephone survey also found that 59% of respondents said that online dating was a good way to meet people. Match.com was the most popular site, followed by EHarmony.
“I tried it myself; I'm luckily married to my life partner, my best friend, but in this world everything is about convenience. So, nobody has the time anymore,” said Janel Jorda of Northampton.
There is a downside. More than half of the people Pew researchers called said they believe someone else "seriously misrepresented themselves," in an online dating profile.