But fake profiles abound, sexual predators use the sites, and some common online dating behavior—like meeting alone after scant acquaintance, sharing personal information, and using geolocation—puts users at risk.Dating companies are being pushed to better protect users, but some seem reluctant to do more— or even to talk about whether there’s a problem.The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
Often on multiple apps at once, users can swipe through dozens of profiles every minute and plan multiple dates, whether in hopes of a love match or a hook-up.
Decisions to meet arise from limited information: A convenient location; a sultry glance captured in pixels; a mutual interest in “banter.” In 2014, Tinder users were spending as long as 90 minutes a day on the site.
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On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Steve Doocy reported that 12,000 people have signed up on the site.
Founder David Goss told The Hollywood Reporter that "business is great" and there's been a spike in memberships since the presidential election.
Throughout human history, people have sought assistance from others in meeting romantic partners – and Americans today are increasingly looking for love online by enlisting the services of online dating sites and a new generation of mobile dating apps.
A national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted June 10-July 12, 2015, among 2,001 adults, finds that: This growth has been especially pronounced for two groups who have historically not used online dating at particularly high levels – the youngest adults, as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.
New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.
But that doesn't mean all dating apps are created equal.
In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well.