And, in general, the younger the internet user, the more likely he or she is to rate the services favorably.
Online daters believe dating websites help people to find a better match because they can get to know a lot more people.
Of the 16 million people who have been to online dating sites, 52% say they had mostly positive experiences.
At the same time, a sizable segment, 29%, report mostly negative experiences.
Those who do regard online daters as desperate tend to have less experience online and say they are less trusting of people generally.
There are uses of the internet beyond dating websites that have woven themselves into the world of romance.
Dating websites are just one of many online avenues that can lead to a romantic connection.
Within this group, 37% have gone to a dating website.
A majority of online daters report good experiences with the sites.