Facts for online dating
There are 40 million Americans using online dating websites and those users range from young to old.Today, 27% of young adults report using online dating sites, which is up 10% from 2013, likely due to the influx of dating apps on smartphones.Only 9% of women report finding a relationship at a bar or club, and only 2% of men has made a relationship through that scenario. Online dating statistics show that 20% of those in current, committed relationships began online and 7% of marriages in 2015 were between couples that met on a dating website.If you meet someone online, chances are you'll break up online.
The researchers got users to fill out questionnaires on punch cards, and they would then enter the data into computers, which would then sort the data and provide a match via an algorithm.
Only 33% of women who use online dating websites say they have sex on the first online dating encounter, and 60% of female Tinder users say they are looking for a match, not just a hookup.
While your best chance at finding love is through a friend-which is how 63% of married couples say they met their partner-you still only have a 17% chance that you will like the person you're set up with.
Online dating is for everyone: the number of 18-24 year-olds who use the services nearly tripled from 2013 to 2015: from 10% to 27%.
Likewise, while only 6% of 55-64 year olds used the services in 2013, 12% use it today—that’s double the senior users. Statistics from Ok Cupid and Tinder show that black women and Asian men are the groups that potential daters avoid the most.