" data-twitter=" data-twitter-url=" class="share-buttons" After a rough breakup last January, I was sad and single in the Big Apple.
But despite these numbers, it’s unclear if online dating is any more effective than, or really any different from, meeting someone offline.
Two-thirds of the singles and fling-seekers in America’s online-dating market are older than 34, IBISWorld data show.
Pew Research surveys show 45-to-54-year-olds in America are just as likely to date online as 18-to-24 year olds, either because they’re divorced or far from the easier dating scenes of college campuses and first jobs.
Dating sites claim the ability to find you the perfect match.
But are these algorithms the secret to life-long love, or just a way to suck in hopeless romantics?