Boyfriend goes to dating sites
Some are currently in long-standing relationships that predate the adoption of online dating, while others are single but not actively looking for a romantic partner.If we examine only those Americans who are most inclined to online dating—that is, the 7% of the public that is both single and actively looking for a partner—some 38% of these individuals have used online dating sites or dating apps.In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.
The college-educated and those in their mid-twenties through mid-forties are especially likely to use online dating sites.
has become steadily more prevalent in recent years.
In 2008 just 3% of all Americans said that they had used an online dating site; by 2009 that figure had risen to 6% of all Americans, and today 9% of the adult population has used an online dating site.
As we did in our previous study, we presented online dating site users with an open-ended follow-up question asking which particular dating site(s) they have used.
Looking separately at the two distinct elements that make up definition of an online dater, some 11% of internet users say that they have used an online dating site.
This does not include users of mobile dating apps, which will be discussed in the next section of the report.