This method took courage and required the guy to open himself up to rejection.
Ten years later he may be the CEO of a multinational software company but he still panics when it comes to the dating scene. No more does he have to get traumatized with the thought of actually going over to a woman at a club or nightspot to introduce himself.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.