Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect day to discuss online and phone app dating—and how the popularity of dating sites and mobile apps is up (surprise, surprise), according to a new Pew Research Center study. I guess with the advent of so many phone apps—Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, The League, should I go on?It’s up the most in the 18-24 age bracket, where it almost tripled (! In addition, 22 percent of this age group said they use mobile dating apps vs. —this makes sense, though I’m surprised the percentages aren’t even higher.Around 38% of those who are currently single and looking reported using dating websites or apps to meet potential mates.
There are millions of Americans seeking love on the Internet.
Little do they know that teams of scientists are eagerly watching them trying to find it.
A recent New York Times article titled “Love, Lies and What They Learned,” indicates that collectively, the major dating sites had more than 593 million visits in the United States last month.
Research involving more than one million online dating profiles was partly financed by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
After all, we all know people IRL who spend countless hours swiping right or left on said fill-in-the-blank dating app.