Internet dating young adults
This extends to online dating, where she met her fiance, Bryan Bowman, also 33.
"I don't feel like I have to put on an act; I have social anxiety and not the best self-esteem," she said.
"I said, 'I've seen this guy twice now, I should probably reach out.' "And the rest is history." The overall takeaway from Pew's latest survey shows that although the numbers were relatively small for online service/app usage in 2013 - ranging from 3 percent to 17 percent among the different age groups - they are rising by leaps and bounds.
The areas of most rapid growth were the youngest adults (ages 18-24) and older Americans in their 50s and 60s. "Definitely the most surprising aspect is the huge jump in online dating use by very young adults, specifically people in their late teens and early 20s," said Aaron Smith, Pew associate director of research.