Online dating pew
Overall, Americans are overwhelmingly positive about their experiences with online dating.
Eighty percent agree that online dating is a good way to meet people, 62 percent think that the intersection of dating and technology allows for a better match and 61 percent say that it offers more convenience and efficiency.
Related: 6 Dating Apps That Are Putting a Fresh Spin on Finding Love While digital dating users can agree that the dating options offer more advantages than not, some of the drawbacks cited are personal safety issues (45 percent), the tendency to keep dating because of the plethora of options (31 percent) and the image of “desperation” associated with online dating sites (16 percent).
However, the majority of people who are currently using online dating sites aren’t desperate or even looking for hookups.
The report also found that for dating apps, 9% of Americans said they had used one, up threefold from 3% just two years previously.
Forty one percent of Americans know someone who uses digital dating aids and 29 percent know someone who has met a spouse or long-term partner that way, says a Pew study.
As Aaron Smith from Pew Research said: “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.”Writing in the report, Smith said this increase amongst younger adults was down to a big growth in app use: “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.
Of those aged between 18 and 24, 27% said they had used online dating, up from 10% in early 2013, and for 55 to 64-year-olds, this had doubled from 6% in 2013, to 12% two years later. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association.
The recap also contains the worrying fact that, in 2015, one third of people who had used online dating had never gone on a date with someone. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.