One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.
General public attitudes towards online dating have become much more positive in recent years, and social networking sites are now playing a prominent role when it comes to navigating and documenting romantic relationships.
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 used either an online dating site or a mobile dating app and are classified as “online daters.” The questions we have used to measure online dating have evolved over the years, and as a result we cannot directly compare the size of the total online dating population to some of our earlier surveys on the subject.
has become steadily more prevalent in recent years.
USP: Friends write the daters’ profiles for them, so you get to hear all about your potential date from the people who love them most, plus your BFF can sell you so you don’t have to write a cringe-worthy profile about yourself. Guardian Soulmates Dating profile: Lefty creatives, mostly from Hackney. Anecdotal evidence provides that numerous couples and friends have met through the site.
URL: Putting a price on love: A minimum of £13.17 a month. Slim; chances of having sex are much higher, though. 98 per cent ‘freelance graphic illustrators’ aged under 40. USP: A generally highbrow gaggle of intelligent, liberal-minded folk.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
In 2008 just 3% of all Americans said that they had used an online dating site; by 2009 that figure had risen to 6% of all Americans, and today 9% of the adult population has used an online dating site.
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—that is roughly double the rate for those ages 18-24 or those ages 45-54.
Urban and suburban residents are more likely than rural residents to use online dating, and those who have attended college are around twice as likely to do so as are those who have not attended college.
The world can seem like a pretty big place, especially if you're looking for more than a casual relationship.