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.

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She was an early adopter of the Internet and has been helping singles find love online for over 20 years.

Julie and her team create Irresistible Profiles for singles on the dating scene.

What's exciting for single moms, it is turns out they're finding love 10% faster than women without children at home and turns out that 43% of the survey respondents said they started dating online after hearing success stories.

And Does this mean you should post photos of your children in your online dating profile?

Some 53% of women who have used online dating agree that it is more dangerous than other ways of meeting people, substantially higher than the 38% of male online daters who agree with this statement.

Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.

Nearly six-in-ten college graduates (58%) know someone who uses online dating, and nearly half (46%) know someone who has entered into a marriage or long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.

By comparison, just 25% of those with a high school diploma or less know someone who uses online dating – and just 18% know someone who has entered into a long-term relationship with someone they met this way.

As an online dating expert and dating coach, I'm not a fan of having your children appear as your primary profile photo, but believe it's important to state within the text portion of your profile that you're proud of your children (and list their ages).