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.

, meaning more people visit these online dating sites on a monthly basis.

Having said that, I've found a larger-than-average number of folks looking only for something casual here (likely due to the lack of time investment needed to join), and I've yet to hear of any successful relationships come out of the site (where readers tell me they've met The One, or something equally special, on the site).

More » I freely admit that I'm biased when it comes to Ok Cupid, as it's taken my top spot on my Best Dating Site list for years now.

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.

More » Originally called Engage, Christian Mingle merged with the aforementioned site in 2009 after Spark Networks bought it out.

With 5.5 million active users, it's the biggest niche and religious dating site in the world, with an even larger community base to support any Christian single's faith.

Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.

When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.

So if you're looking for an online dating site that offers the most active members, in all parts of the world with biggest features and most active forums, these are your best places to start.