Women are especially likely to enlist a friend in helping them craft the perfect profile—30% of female online daters have done this, compared with 16% of men.
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.
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.
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help them with their profile.
App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.
To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.
Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.
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