Studies conducted on online dating
Although 15% of Americans have used online dating themselves, a larger share report that they are familiar with online dating from the experiences of people they know.
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.
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.
Here are seven things wary people, like my friend, should know about online dating before jumping into it.
According to Statistic Brain, over 49 million people have tried online dating — showing that it’s a very popular choice among singles, and we expect that amount is only going to grow as the years go on and more sites are created.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
A recent study found that black people of all ages were 10 times more likely to initiate contact with white people than other black people.
White men are most numerous on mainstream dating sites like OKCupid and and that’s where daters go to look for them.
Black women looking to date interracially are up for some stiff competition.
The most important question you should be asking yourself is “Which online dating site should I use?
” Research conducted by Forbes shows there are almost 8,000 dating sites in the world, which is a crazy amount of options.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.