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The findings show that, although people are definitely more amenable to searching for love (or at least a few dates) on the World Wide Web these days, there is still actually quite a bit more dishonor associated with such activities in public opinion than one might assume.Pew performed a similar poll in 2005, back when there was no such thing as Tinder or Happn, and people's view have certainly shifted in the past 11 years. Here's what Pew found about dating circa now: In 2005, 29 percent of those polled agreed with the statement, "People who use online dating sites are desperate." Today, 23 percent still agree with that statement.And before you ask if everyone was over the age of 50 or something: In a word, no.Though those in the 18 to 24 age range reported slightly higher numbers — 27 percent said they'd tried apps or sites — pretty much everyone across the board said they hadn't tried online dating.Guess there are still a lot of trolls on the Internet, even on dating apps. Want more of Bustle's Sex and Relationships coverage?
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Sure, that is pretty low; but also, when you really think about it, that is a lot.
Technically speaking, if we're looking at these statistics to reflect life in general in the United States right now (which, of course, they can't, because they are statistics, and statistics are notorious for lying), that means that for every 100 couples you know, five of them met on the internet.
I guess they didn't just poll people in New York, then.
The thing is, 5 percent of those who answered this survey who also happen to be in a relationship or marriage said that they met their partner online.