Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.

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Date numero uno is all about the conversation and bonding: sometimes it's a make-it-or-break-it evening.

But if all the restaurant reservations and silence-filled movie hours of your typical date just ramp up your anxiety, get inspired to think outside the box with a host of other creative options that will set a more inviting mood.

Many online daters enlist their friends in an effort to put their best digital foot forward.

Some 22% of online daters have asked someone to help them create or review their profile.

Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.

The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.

Just making sure you're not getting If one of you owns a pup, take them out to the nearest dog park to catch up and check out all other cute dogs.

Note: It might be a mood killer if your dog's not super well-behaved, so just make sure you're prepared to handle any hijinx that might occur once you get there. and Brooklyn typically involve shopping, food, and drinks so you can catch up over an iced coffee or peruse the tents together.

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

About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.

If it works for co-worker bonding, it's worth a try for a fun stranger date.