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About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.
One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Two thirds of online daters—66%—tell us that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site. As of September 2005, San Jose Mercury News ranked Adam4Adam as the second most popular online gay personals site in the United States (being ranked behind Gay.com).That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.