Statistics on online dating services
There are 40 million Americans using online dating websites and those users range from young to old.Today, 27% of young adults report using online dating sites, which is up 10% from 2013, likely due to the influx of dating apps on smartphones.
Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.Current online dating site users explained their reasons for using online dating sites or apps with answers that included finding someone for a long term relationship or even marriage and the chance to meet people who just want to have fun.According to another recent survey of dating site users, 66 percent of U. singles used online dating to expand their dating pool.You're scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram feed and what do you see?Photo after photo of your friend's new boyfriend, your sister's kids and engagement statuses from those high school sweethearts you grew up with.Online dating is no longer seen as a last attempt for the desperate and lonely to find their soul mate.
The stigma is beginning to dissipate as an increasing amount of Americans believe that online dating is now socially acceptable.
Other common reasons for using online dating sites or apps were the pre-screening of dates as well as easier conversation. Closest competitors were e Harmony.com, Christian Mingle and dating app Tinder.
As of April 2017, the leading dating website in the United States was with a U. As of the first quarter of 2017, the Match Group had 3.44 million paid subscribers across all its platforms in North America.
These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.