That's about 40% of the adult American single population.
This page is an attempt by me to organize the vast majority of online dating related statistics and facts available on the Internet.
What are the principles and the practicals of enjoying what God has given us without going too far?
One question dominated: "How far can I go physically in a dating relationship without going too far?
Sexual expression of our love for another person within God's context is an awesome, incredible experience.
So I guess about 40 percent of those must be in some sort of common law relationship and just have not married.
I believe that the 10 percent figure of people who use dating sites probably has not changed much over the last 5 years.
Some say kissing before engagement is going too far.
Some believers agree that intercourse before marriage is wrong but everything else--including oral sex-- is okay as long as you don't actually "do the deed." Still other people say, "The Bible is reliable and true on a lot of issues, but on the issue of sex it is outdated.
Almost every week there seems to be a new statistic produced that tries to top the last one.
While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.
Each of us is wired by the Creator to crave and respond to a mysterious and exciting mix of emotional and physical intimacy.