In the last few years, we’ve been hearing a lot about various online dating websites.Internet dating has largely changed how we date, and this is likely due to the increase in mobile dating apps and the accessibility of Internet dating.But, for a young person who is constantly surrounded by other young people--in school, at work, or through sports, at bars and clubs or other social activities––one might wonder if a young person really needs to use online dating?Considering that 63% of married people say they met through a friend, it might appear that online dating is not as prevalent as it seems.However, statistics show that online dating usage among young people has significantly increased over the past few years.If you’ve been considering using online dating to meet someone, a bunch of questions about how the process works might be crossing through your mind.Are people just using it for hook ups, or do people actually start relationships after meeting online?How many people actually go on a date with someone they meet online, or are they just using it to make conversation with others? Don’t worry; these are valid questions that many people wonder about online dating.
Here some some statistics about young people who use online dating to consider if you’re thinking about giving it a try.Research shows that since 2013, three times as many 18-to-24-year-olds have started using online dating.In 2013, 10% of this age group reported using online dating, whereas, today, 27% are using online dating.This is largely due to the introduction of mobile dating apps as one-in-five of young adults ages 18-to-24 (or 22%) say they currently use mobile dating apps.
In 2013, only 5% of this age group were using dating apps.
The good news is online dating is now widely accepted in our culture.