When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Online dating can take up a lot of time and statistics show that people are keeping themselves busy by searching for someone to date online.
According to these statistics, users spend an average of 77 minutes on mobile dating apps.
Statistics show that older man are interested in dating women that are at least five years younger than them.
If you want to get real specific about using online dating, some young people have access to school-specific dating sites.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.
Online dating is totally acceptable in today’s culture, so if you’ve been on the fence about it, we hope these statistics show that many young people are using online dating and you should too!
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
However, statistics show that online dating usage among young people has significantly increased over the past few years.