18 24 year old dating
The survey doesn’t say, but it provides some clues.In the two years between this Pew poll and the last, the percent of 18 to 24-year-olds who had used dating apps on their phone vaulted from five percent to 22 percent.Over the same period of time, use of Tinder, Hinge, and apps like them exploded.Just for reference, in February 2013, first covered Tinder, “a new mobile dating application…with a difference”; by January 2016, it could refer to “Tinder dates” without further explanation.That’s the most interesting result from a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday on Americans’ online-dating habits.Conducted early last summer, the poll found that use of the services has grown modestly since 2013.You can even connect with potential mates on Facebook!
The technology also gained some users among 45-to-54-year-olds.
Most interesting to me: These two numbers leap up significantly among affluent or college-educated Americans.
Forty-six percent of college graduates know people who met their spouse or partner online.
Don’t take anyone’s age at face value, and be careful of predators looking to take advantage of apps aimed at younger people.
We’ll share some safety tips after we discuss the apps.