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5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.

Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.

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Create an excuse to see each other, like brunch in two weeks. Well, you know that absolutely ridiculous three- day calling rule from the dating world?

It's a total cliché, but the same logic works online.

When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.

Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.

Just, uh, don't send out a mass Evite the very next day. You know, just to test out those stemless Riedels on the back patio. It sounds fun now, but what about 40 minutes in the future when you're all at your place, it's p.m., and they're looking at their watches, yawning and feeling like hostages on your couch?

The last thing you want to be is a one-night stand, so bid adieu at the restaurant. Moments after your date ends, you whip out your i Phone and search for your favorite new couple on Facebook so you can send friend requests.

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If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.

Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.

The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.

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