We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.During the survey it was found that 17 percent of adults aged 25 to 34 years had used online dating sites.Online dating is no longer seen as a last attempt for the desperate and lonely to find their soul mate.The landscape of technology is constantly changing, which means so are many aspects of our lives. Before dating sites came along in the mid-1990s, most people were meeting their partners through friends, work, or classified ads in the newspaper.Today, there are millions of people on thousands of dating sites looking for their perfect match, whether that’s for a hookup, date, relationship, or marriage.
During an April 2017 survey, 84 percent of dating app users stated that they were using online dating services to look for a romantic relationship.
With this growing industry comes a lot of information that’s worth knowing.
We’ve compiled a list of 21 good, bad, and just plain weird statistics on online dating that will blow your mind.
These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.