Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
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.
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Thanks to market-leader Tinder – and new entrants like Dragon-backed Double – a whole host of dating apps have sprung up and the industry is undergoing a drastic shift from the more traditional monthly paid subscription sites to freemium apps.
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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.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.