Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.
Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.
In any relationship it can be a nerve-wracking experience to introduce a partner to your family.
If you happen to be dating someone who is not your age, and especially if that age difference is considerable, the situation can become even more complicated.
On the positive side, the age 50-plus daters seem to be pretty darn smart when choosing a date-mate.
The precautionary measure won't effect the majority of Tinder's user base.
A Tinder spokeswoman says that users age 17 and younger only amount to about 3 percent, or around 1.5 million users out of 50 million.
And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.
Compared with eight years ago, online daters in 2013 are more likely to actually go out on dates with the people they meet on these sites.