Statistic of dating
The online dating scene has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades, and more Americans than ever are looking for their perfect match on the web.
Looking for your future partner online is no longer thought of as something reserved for only the socially awkward or desperate.
Throughout human history, people have sought assistance from others in meeting romantic partners – and Americans today are increasingly looking for love online by enlisting the services of online dating sites and a new generation of mobile dating apps.
A national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted June 10-July 12, 2015, among 2,001 adults, finds that: This growth has been especially pronounced for two groups who have historically not used online dating at particularly high levels – the youngest adults, as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
Overall, men and women who have used online dating tend to have similar views of the pros and cons – with one major exception relating to personal safety.
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 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
These young adults are now more likely than any other age group to use mobile dating apps.By comparison, just 25% of those with a high school diploma or less know someone who uses online dating – and just 18% know someone who has entered into a long-term relationship with someone they met this way.Users of online dating are generally positive – but far from universally so – about the pros and cons of dating digitally.One estimate puts the number of dating sites and apps in the U. at 2,500, and the total number worldwide surpasses 5,000.Although some dating sites and apps are free, others charge a premium to gain access to profiles of romance-seeking men and women.