Adult date numbers
These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.
And while younger adults are also more likely than their elders to look up past flames online, this behavior is still relatively common among older cohorts.
Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.