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.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
It lets you pick a match based on their date suggestion, whether it’s a sushi-making masterclass or rollercoaster ride.
For young adults in particular, this overall increase in online dating usage has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the use of mobile dating apps.
Fully 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, a more than fourfold increase from the 5% who reported using dating apps in 2013.
It can import your favourite tunes from your smartphone or and does the hard work for you by collating matches.
A possible drawback could be a limited number of users – those figures aren’t available online - but it does look like a good app if music plays a significant part in your life and loves.
If you want to unlock certain features you either have to pay or invite other to join.
A friend who uses it tells me: “It’s good if you’re picky…
Nearly six-in-ten college graduates (58%) know someone who uses online dating, and nearly half (46%) know someone who has entered into a marriage or long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.
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.
In the book they discuss the pros and cons of the different options facing them. With thousands of new apps and sites being created faster than we can download them, it’s hard to know where to start.
Even if you used to successfully online date, but have found yourself single again, it can be difficult to know exactly what sites you need to be surfing.
Users of online dating are generally positive – but far from universally so – about the pros and cons of dating digitally.