The same survey also found that there were more male internet users who were currently using dating sites or apps than female users.
Dating sites and apps were most popular among younger internet users - 30 percent of U. internet users aged 18 to 29 years were currently using dating sites or apps and a further 31 percent had done so previously.
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.
Instead of interacting with the people around her, she chose to search for a companion elsewhere online.
I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?
Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect day to discuss online and phone app dating—and how the popularity of dating sites and mobile apps is up (surprise, surprise), according to a new Pew Research Center study. I guess with the advent of so many phone apps—Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, The League, should I go on?
It’s up the most in the 18-24 age bracket, where it almost tripled (! In addition, 22 percent of this age group said they use mobile dating apps vs. —this makes sense, though I’m surprised the percentages aren’t even higher.
Some 41% of American adults say they know someone who uses online dating, while 29% indicate they know someone who has married or entered into a long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?Of course, others have worried about these sorts of questions before.But, even though these numbers aren’t mind-blowing, a lot of people “know someone” who online dates—41 percent of Americans—and 29 percent know someone who’s met a long-term partner or spouse online. Now we’re talkin’.18-24-year olds: 57 percent know someone who met online, and 34 percent know someone in an LTR from online dating On top of which, Pew found that 80 percent of people who do it think it’s a good way to meet people vs. (Remember, I warned you about what this may mean for you!) Another question in the Pew survey was what respondents thought about the whole online and app dating experience.