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.
A national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted June 10-July 12, 2015, among 2,001 adults, finds that: This growth has been especially pronounced for two groups who have historically not used online dating at particularly high levels – the youngest adults, as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
Around 38% of those who are currently single and looking reported using dating websites or apps to meet potential mates.
While adults of all ages can be found on dating sites, it's the millennial generation that tends to dominate the virtual singles scene.
College dating follows a completely different set of rules than any other dating scene.
In high school, “dating” can mean anything from hanging out with a group of friends to hitting the movies one-on-one.
These young adults are now more likely than any other age group to use mobile dating apps.
Today, it might not seem like many women head off to college for their MRS. But a survey conducted by the Independent Women’s Forum disagrees.
Three out of five female college students agree that college is where they hope to meet their mate.
There’s a reason college health centers hand out free condoms, and it’s STDs.
With one out of every four students contracting some sort of STD, you never know what your potential date might be hiding.
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.