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.
“But now a lot of people know someone who has met someone online." Potential dangers The poll found that most users of online dating tools had a positive experience although some did recognize potential dangers.
Some 80 percent of those who tried online dating said it was a good way to meet people, with 62 percent saying online dating was a good way to meet people because of the larger dating pool it opens.
The growth "speaks to the growing cultural acceptance of online dating," Pew researcher Aaron Smith told AFP.
"Five years ago, many of these people who have viewed online dating as weird or desperate,” he added.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.But regardless, there were stark differences between popular apps like Tinder, Ok Cupid, Bumble, and Hinge.We have previously reviewed the major dating apps from both a woman's and man's perspective, but we were surprised which apps did the best in an analysis of user reviews. New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.But that doesn't mean all dating apps are created equal.