This is a natural evolution, says dating coach Julie Spira, an expert for the 50-plus focused dating site Our Time.
“Peak season is the perfect time for naysayers and first-timers to join an online dating site,” she says.
Here's how to be savvy and safe, as well as sane, in the cyber search for love.
En español | Like it or not, dating has gone digital.
As the stigma associated with online dating fades — and smartphone use rises — millions have turned to apps and sites such as Match, eharmony, Bumble and Tinder to find romance.
It’s been the preferred service for singles since 1995.
Around 49 million singles have tried online dating at some point in their lives.There’s an abundance of books, blogs, webinars and podcasts that can help you better understand online dating.Also ask friends about their experiences, suggests Spira.There are scores of dating apps and sites to appraise — all with varying capabilities.Liars and scammers remain, as well as those who post misleading photos and fudge their age.You’ve got nothing to lose by signing up for several.