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Compared with eight years ago, online daters in 2013 are more likely to actually go out on dates with the people they meet on these sites.
That is statistically similar to the 17% of online daters who said that this had happened to them when we first asked this question in 2005.
Even today, online dating is not universally seen as a positive activity—a significant minority of the public views online dating skeptically.
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