Dating 20 years ago
Anyway, a few months ago a guy I dated 20/21 years ago (we are both in our 40's now) sent me a friend request on FB.He had heard through a mutual friend that I was now single, he also went through a divorce a few years ago.Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.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.To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Just last week he did tell me that he would like to come see me and would look at his schedule (has a job where he works a lot of weekends) and that he was so glad we reconnected.I "think" I've been clear how I feel about him and would like to see where this goes since we have such great chemistry, but I haven't bluntly told him. The only obstacle I can think of is the 4 hour distance, but I'm willing to try and see if there is still something there after all these years.Plus, I'm not committed to where I live and would be open to moving in the future.One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.
If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.