Just two years ago, American adults ages 18 to 24 used online-dating sites and apps at an average rate for all American adults—about 10 percent. College-aged and post-college-aged Americans are now the most likely demographic to turn to the technology.
That’s the most interesting result from a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday on Americans’ online-dating habits.
More than half of the women surveyed said that online dating was a more dangerous way to meet people than other approaches.
Only 38 percent of men said they felt the same way.
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.