Statistics of people dating online
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.
Meanwhile, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating has doubled over the same time period (from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015).
The Users by income box shows the income distribution of users of the selected market (market segment, region) in tertiles.The segment of Online Dating is made up of online services that offer a platform on which its members can flirt, chat or fall in love. In contrast to matchmaking services, online dating focuses on casual contacting and easy flirting among its members.The users normally carry out the search on their own.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.Nearly six-in-ten college graduates (58%) know someone who uses online dating, and nearly half (46%) know someone who has entered into a marriage or long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.