Pew Research have conducted some of the most important research into the world of online dating, and for a recent article, the Washington D.C. “fact tank” collected some of its top stats about the dating space taken from previous reports.
In 2015, in terms of the breakdown between desktop and mobile, Pew found that 12% of American adults said they had used an online dating site, up from 9% in 2013.
The report also found that for dating apps, 9% of Americans said they had used one, up threefold from 3% just two years previously.
And according to Pew, this growth is split between two major groups – younger adults and older adults.
Of those aged between 18 and 24, 27% said they had used online dating, up from 10% in early 2013, and for 55 to 64-year-olds, this had doubled from 6% in 2013, to 12% two years later.
The recap also contains the worrying fact that, in 2015, one third of people who had used online dating had never gone on a date with someone.
Check out the full article here.