Dating online for college students
The technology also gained some users among 45-to-54-year-olds.
Online dating once was something people had to keep secret, and was treated as the domain of people who couldn't get a "real" date.
Online dating can make it easier to meet people, particularly for shy or socially awkward people, so people who are uncomfortable with the bar scene or who don't have a large group of friends might be more likely to date online.
Prior to meeting her fiancé, University of Wisconsin senior Jenna Wroblewski had her fair share of failed Tinder matches.
The Pew Internet and American Life Project found in 2006 that about 11 percent of all Internet users had used online dating.
However, according to Internet World Stats, Internet usage has doubled since that time, so the percentage of people using online dating has also likely increased.
But a new poll finds that an extraordinary technological change has taken place over the past three years.Conducted early last summer, the poll found that use of the services has grown modestly since 2013.