Online Dating Phenomenon

The internet is an ever changing business and that being said new things happen on it every single day. Online dating is a relatively new thing that people join and it has become an up roar. Now a days people “swipe right” rather than meet someone for coffee.

23% of Americans say they have went on a date with someone they met on a dating app and only 12% say they are in a committed and or married to someone they met on a dating app, which in my mind is crazy if you think about it 20 years ago dating apps were not a thing now 20 years later it has grown drastically. When you meet someone in person you know who you met, but when you meet someone online you never no who you are going to meet. In 2013, 11% of U.S. adults said they had ever used a dating site or app, while just 3% reported that they had entered into a long-term relationship or marriage with someone they first met through online dating (Previous Pew Research Center). In just 7 years 3% turned into 23%.

Dating apps tend to attract certain groups to make it easier to find people. The current survey finds that online dating is especially popular among certain groups – particularly younger adults and those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). Roughly half or more of 18- to 29-year-olds (48%) and LGB adults (55%) say they have ever used a dating site or app. Online dating is a growing market and attracts many different types of people and that helps the sites find their audience.

People who use dating apps have mixed opinions on and about it. While some love the idea of a dating app some despise the idea. Some 57% of Americans who have ever used a dating site or app say their own personal experiences with these platforms have been very or somewhat positive. Still, about four-in-ten online daters (42%) describe their personal experience with dating sites or apps as at least somewhat negative. There are always going to be negatives that sometimes tear down the negatives.




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