College student and online dating services
Or should they keep looking for the perfect date at their school to no avail?
People who find themselves in this category of college students are starting to turn to online dating.
Almost 3 years to the day from our first DMS date, I'm typing this note one-handed because I'm currently holding our 10 day-old daughter in the other. Michelle and I are also now highlighted in an undergrad sociology textbook in a chapter profiling online relationships.
Thanks again for your genius idea that brought us together. As our conversations continued, I began to slowly realize how cool this girl "Hallie" was and I don't know if it was just me wanting to find someone, but I continued to find myself falling back into talking with this girl, even with all of my other daily activities going on.
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.
The Global Post reported that 18% of people between 18 to 29 are online dating.
In fact, they reported that college students who “wish to avoid the bar scene and get into a committed relationship,” are starting to turn to online dating as their solution. The men with long-term relationship goals can turn to online dating, and those who want to stay in the hookup culture can keep living that lifestyle.
These men find themselves in situations where success is almost impossible. Should they wait until after college when dating becomes more of a possibility?The University of California at Santa Barbara's "The Bottom Line" reports that college students are more likely than other age groups to use Okcupid, and Plentyof Fish also tend to be more popular among college students.