Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.

One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.

Have you ever exchanged emails with someone you met through an internet dating site, just to wonder if its the same person who is replying to your messages each time?

Where the danger lies however, is not their interest in you as a person, but rather that they don't offer any detailed, personal information about themselves in return, or doesn't really answer your emails in a personal manner, but rather changes the topic with each contact.

Appropriate responses are integral to determining whether or not the relationship you are creating is based in reality and not a potential internet dating scam.

Neither of these email discrepancies are cause for alarm; a lot of people aren't very good with spelling and grammar, and they may be writing English as a second language.

But if more than one of the following email discrepancies pop up during the course of your communications, it may be an internet dating scam.

Could the person emailing you be merely copying and pasting responses from a pre-determined outline or script, or do their emails really seem to "get" you and offer some sort of individualized attention?

Most singles who have tried meeting people from online dating sites have come across this telltale internet dating scam sign: being asked to either cash someone's check or money order for them, or being asked outright for money.

The story varies somewhat with each internet dating scam, but the intention remains the same: robbing you of your hard earned cash.

If somebody asks you to wire them cash online - no matter what the reason, no matter how plausible or sad it sounds - don't.

Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.

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.

If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.