Having constant access to a pool of potential matches at their fingertips is making people more impatient, causing unrealistic expectations for first dates and a general decline in effort.Daters are “more quick to judge because they know that if you’re not spectacular, they can go back to their inbox, and just swipe right again tomorrow,” Jacoby says.
According to , 11 percent of American adults have enrolled in an online dating service. Online dating sites and dating apps enjoy widespread popularity, and not just among young adults.If you're a baby boomer, you're just as likely to be an online dater as a young adult.About 1,000 new online dating services open each year. As Internet usage has grown, so, too, has online dating.Thanks to the Internet and social networking sites like Facebook, online dating has become an unstoppable juggernaut.But a new poll finds that an extraordinary technological change has taken place over the past three years.
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.Conducted early last summer, the poll found that use of the services has grown modestly since 2013.Middle-aged Americans, 55 to 64, are now twice as likely to try looking for someone online since 2013.The technology also gained some users among 45-to-54-year-olds.They want to use the app with the largest pool of potential soulmates. Using Survey Monkey Intelligence, our platform for measuring app performance, we did a deep dive into dating app statistics.