When it comes to meeting people online, the taboo seems to be almost totally gone. I mean, I could probably count on one hand my single friends who haven't at least online dating. But, now that almost everyone seems to be using it, I guess the real question is — does it work?
Match just release their latest Singles In America survey, with all the information you could possible want about what it's like to date now, according to a demographically representative sample of 5,509 U.S. singles between the ages of 18-70+.
Full disclosure, I'm pretty biased. I met my girlfriend on Tinder a year and a half ago, my friend got married to a guy from Tinder last year, so I obviously think online dating works. But what do the stats show?
Another important difference is between using online dating or apps and actually going on dates with people you meet on those sites. For example, Pew Research shows that one third of people who use online dating and apps have never— never— gone out with someone they met on there. Which is kind of insane. I mean, I get it— the fun part of the apps is window shopping and swiping and getting that fun little endorphin boost. But isn't the whole point of apps and online dating to, you know, meet people?