Some 11 percent of people who started a long-term relationship in the past decade say they met their partner online.Even so, only 10 percent of Americans say they've tried online dating.The Inner Circle bills itself as an elite app and screens all applications.

Quartz asked the dating sites below for their most recent gender ratios, but only Match and e Harmony replied.

The other figures come from 2008 demographic reports by media measurement service Quantcast.

Once upon a time, couples who found each other online felt compelled to spin alternate "how we met" tales, but that's no longer the case. In 2005, 29 percent of Internet users agreed that people on online dating sites were "desperate." In Pew's most recent study, that number fell to 21 percent.

But online dating isn't all chocolate hearts and red roses.

While a relatively small fraction of people use online dating sites, forty-two percent of Americans say they know someone who has, up from 31 in 2005.

Among those 65 or older, the number grew to 24 percent from 13 percent.

Thirty-eight percent of Americans who are "single and looking" say they've used an online dating site or mobile dating app, according to a new study.

The report due out Monday from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project suggests that attitudes toward online dating "have progressed in a clearly positive direction." In fact, 59 percent of Internet users agree that online dating is a good way to meet people. As Americans shop, socialize and entertain themselves online, a growing number are turning to the Internet to find dates.

But just 15% of the 35 million hacked records released in August belonged to women, and it was found that the adulterous dating website had created 70,000 bots to impersonate women and send messages to men on the site.