Perhaps not surprisingly, finding suitable partners is easier in urban areas than in suburban areas, and far easier than in rural areas.
As shown in the table, 57% of city dwellers who are looking for dates say there is plenty of dating potential in their communities compared with 38% of date-seeking suburbanites and only 21% of date seekers residing in rural settings.
While the survey provides no direct evidence that the internet can take credit for the higher rates of wedlock among its users, it does show that internet date-seeking has become increasingly popular.
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About half (49%) had been on no more than one date in the previous three months.
These findings emerge from a national survey conducted last fall by the Pew Internet & American Life Project looking at the place of online dating in the larger picture of relationships in America.
These data generally align with findings from a 50,000-household survey conducted by the U. Marriage rates then receded as the ranks of both the widowed and the never-married increased.
No doubt many reasons underlie the relatively small size of the active dating population.
One suggested by this survey’s findings is the type of community in which singles live.
Asked how many dates they had been on in the past three months, singles who said they were in the dating market reported the following: The subpopulation of dating singles in our survey sample is too small to produce highly reliable demographic breakdowns on this dating question.
But in our modest sample, urban residents were more likely to be active daters than were suburbanites or rural residents.