Our technological landscape is bursting at the seams with dating and hookup websites and apps, social media, video chats, and other ways to meet and greet and feel the heat. Unfortunately, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can waste quite a lot of time and energy chasing the wrong people, and it can exhaust you pretty quickly. But it's more likely than ever that you (or someone you know) will actually find the love of their life through a dating app.
According to a 2016 Pew study, 5 percent of marriages and committed relationships resulted from online dating. And, of the online daters surveyed by Consumer Reports last year, 44 percent found a long-term relationship or marriage as a result of online dating. So, yes, it's absolutely possible to find the love of your life online. But it takes some effort. Here are five insights to make the process a little easier: