Dating online industry statistics

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.Click here to read Nathalie’s full story from the Daily Mirror. Maybe using a professional and traditional dating agency, such as Searchmate, might be the best way of avoiding a repeat of either of these sorry tales.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.It is thought that in total around 16 million people have taken part in online dating in the UK and globally 1 in every 5 new relationships do start online.It is also not a phenomena only for younger age groups too, as statistically there are actually more over 50’s than 20-35’s taking part and that stigma that existed 10 years or so ago, continues to subside, so much so that it is largely not noticeable.Some 53% of women who have used online dating agree that it is more dangerous than other ways of meeting people, substantially higher than the 38% of male online daters who agree with this statement.

By comparison, just 25% of those with a high school diploma or less know someone who uses online dating – and just 18% know someone who has entered into a long-term relationship with someone they met this way.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.As was the case in previous Pew Research Center surveys of online dating, college graduates and the relatively affluent are especially likely to know people who use online dating or to know people who have entered into a relationship that began online.But yes the horror stories are out there if you only care to look and increasingly it is something that you do have to take a great deal of care with, as in the UK there is no requirement whatsoever for dating background checks.So that anyone is free to create a profile if they so desire, whatever their background, so people convicted of violence or sex offenders, people who are seriously insolvent or bankrupt or people who have been convicted of fraud, are perfectly at liberty to create a profile, in their own name or a false one and frankly no one gives a damn about it.

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