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.Among internet users, how the married and the committed met each other.In our sample of internet users, we found that those who are in serious long-term relationships or marriage are equally as likely to have met through friends or in a work or school setting.Still, bars remain a relatively popular place for long-term relationships to begin.Here is a rundown from the survey of how the internet users in marriages or long-term relationships first encountered each other.Yet among the uncommitted, relatively few say they are in the market for relationships.
And two-thirds (68%) of those in marriages or in households living as married said they had been in those relationships for longer than five years.
The survey found that dating in America is, indeed, affected by online matchmaking activity.
But in analyzing our findings, we discovered another story: Large numbers of single Americans are not actively looking for relationships and even significant numbers of those looking for partners are not that active on the dating scene.
Only 16% of single Americans say they are hunting for a partner.
That group represents 7% of the entire adult population.