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.
has released figures for website usage in the US during May 2012.
Google holds on to overall first place for monthly unique visitors, while Yahoo!
A recent article in the claims that African-American singles are abandoning traditional approaches to dating and orchestrating matches on Twitter and Facebook instead.
With the odds of being married as unfavorable as they are -- the U. Census says African Americans are the ethnic group least likely to marry; an wouldn't make it down the aisle" -- perhaps online dating is the place to turn the tables around. The site he helped relaunch, Black People Meet.com, is the number one personals site among African Americans, according to Nielsen.
Nielsen also provided figures on the average length of time each unique visitor spent browsing each of the top ten most visited sites.
"You go into a spot that has 150 people and hope that five of those guys talk to you.
The reality is, only one of them will, and the other four that you thought were cool are not going to approach, because that dude already did.
Facebook dominated the field, with people spending almost six hours per month on the site.
This total was three times longer than that of its closest rival among the ten shown, AOL.