Online Dating & Relationships | Pew Research Centershare of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years. together, a total of 15% of american adults now report that they have used online dating sites and/or mobile dating apps, up from the 11% who reported doing so in early 2013. 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.
College-Aged Adults Are Now the Most Likely Online Datersthey had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye.% of american adults have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.% of american adults have ever used a dating app on their cellphone.
who have tried online dating offer mixed opinions about the experience – most have a positive outlook, even as they recognize certain downsides.% agree that online dating allows people to find a better match, because they can get to know a lot more people. some 53% of women who have used online dating agree that it is more dangerous than other ways of meeting people, substantially higher than the 38% of male online daters who agree with this statement.
the share of americans who use dating apps has increased threefold since early 2013 – at that point just 3% of americans had used these apps.% of americans know someone who uses online dating; 29% know someone who has met a spouse or long-term partner via online dating. was the case in previous pew research center surveys of online dating, college graduates and the relatively affluent are especially likely to know people who use online dating or to know people who have entered into a relationship that began online.