Part 2: Dating Apps and Online Dating Sites

Part 2: Dating Apps and Online Dating Sites.

From the PewResearch Internet Project.  This survey was conducted in 2013.  Here are some interesting statistics:

One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app. We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way:

·         11% of internet users (representing 9% of all adults) say that they have personally used on online dating site such as Match.com, eHarmony, or OK Cupid.

·         7% of cell phone apps users (representing 3% of all adults) say that they have used a dating app on their cell phone

·         Older adults use online dating sites in at least modest numbers, but dating app usage is effectively non-existent for people in their mid-forties and beyond.

·         40% of online daters have used an online dating site or app designed for people with shared interests or backgrounds

·         33% of online daters have paid to use an online dating site or app

·         60% of active online daters say that “meeting people who share similar interests or hobbies” is a major reason they use online dating.

·         52% say that “meeting people who share your beliefs or values” is a major reason they use online dating.

·         46% say that “finding someone for a long-term relationship or marriage” is a major reason they use online dating.

·         33% say that “having a schedule that makes it hard to meet interesting people in other ways” is a major reason they use online dating.

·         25% say that “meeting people who just want to have fun without being in a serious relationship” is a major reason they use online dating.

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