Although 15% of Americans have used online dating themselves, a larger share report that they are familiar with online dating from the experiences of people they know.Some 41% of American adults say they know someone who uses online dating, while 29% indicate they know someone who has married or entered into a long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.We're told that the duo caught a showing of Sam Mendes' play last week during their trip abroad."It's more than a summer fling," the insider shared. It's early and they are taking it slow."And while the new couple has done their best to keep things under wraps in the beginning stages of their romance, the two stepped out on the town in Los Angeles Thursday night for a quick date night at Giorgio Baldi."They had a table for two, but were sitting very close to one another," an eyewitness tells E! "Ben and Lindsay were very intimate and touchy the entire dinner.They kept whispering in each other's ears and Ben was quite touchy with Lindsay." The couple shared a plate of lobster and a few pasta dishes.
A source tells us that the two are still very much "in the early stages" of their relationship and recently met up while he was in London for work."They left together out the back door and were walking very closely together," the eyewitness reveals, adding that the duo both "looked very happy."Both Affleck and Shookus have yet to confirm their relationship.Back in April of this year, Jennifer Garner and Ben filed for divorce nearly two years after announcing that they were separating following 10 years of marriage.Meanwhile, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating has doubled over the same time period (from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015).For young adults in particular, this overall increase in online dating usage has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the use of mobile dating apps.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.