Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.
That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.
In the last season of "19 Kids and Counting," you've seen not one, but two Duggar daughters (Jill and Jessa) go through the courting process.
And you've probably noticed that the Duggars take courting (their version of dating) very seriously.
Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.
Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site.
But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.