Love is in the air, and growing online in unexpected ways

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by Jake Whittenberg / KING 5

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Posted on November 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM

When love is in the air, new studies show your most likely to jump online to find a significant other these days.

 
A new report from the Pew Research Center suggests 59% of internet users agree that online dating is the best way to meet people. That is up from 44% in 2005.  Among those 65 or older, the number grew to 24 percent from 13 percent. Proof you can find love at any age.
 
Al and Alice Farrar are proof.
"If I hadn't done that I'd still be single today," says Al, who recently turned 85 years old.
"He'd still be sitting here with his pants unzipped eating potato chips, " replies Alice, a few weeks shy of 75.
          
The two met on CupidJunction.com. in 2003 and wed in 2005. The site is an online dating platform, pairing prospective men and women looking for love. Like match.com or eHarmony.com, couple meet based on their similarities.
 
Al and Alice were both widows, and both looking to grow old with someone. They connected via email, went on a few dates, and couldn't leave each others side.
"He was only on there two months before I snapped him up!" says Alice.
 
The online dating world is also now spanning to new and unusual heights. ChristianMingle.com pairs couple with similar beliefs in Christianity. Farmersonly.com promises to pair cowboys and cowgirls, and if you are not clowning around, clownpassions.com is for singles interested in becoming a clown, or just interested in, you guessed it, clowns. 
 

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