Online dating statistics future 2016
Back then, not everyone acknowledged the benefits of this activity, which was perceived as a rather impersonal way of finding love.
In recent years, a new generation of tech savvy individuals has emerged, which regularly uses devices to keep in touch with their friends and relatives, as well as for access to online dating sites or apps.
The most marked jump in digital dating tracked by Pew is among Americans aged 18 to 24 years old.
And again for the youngest adults the growth in dating app usage is the most pronounced with a full fifth (22 per cent) of 18- to 24-year-olds now reporting using mobile dating apps — a more than fourfold increase from the 5 per cent who reported using dating apps back in 2013. So what do online daters think of all these digital dating tools just a thumb swipe away?
Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff After about six months of online dating, Sue Liang is more than a little disillusioned. It’s so hard to tell if someone’s really genuine, or what they’re looking for,” she says.