A majority of online daters report being either very or somewhat concerned about how much data such services collect about them.
A majority of LGB adults report that they have used an online dating site or app, roughly twice the share of straight adults who say the same.
Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they have used a dating app or site, but the share of Americans who have done so differs sharply by marital status.
Six-in-ten women under 35 who have online dated say someone continued to contact them after they said they were not interested.
Key findings from a Pew Research Center study about online dating.
Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they have ever used a dating site or app, but this varies significantly by age and sexual orientation.
Monica Anderson, associate director of internet and technology research, speaks about our latest report on the world of online dating.
A majority of online daters say their overall experience was positive, but many users – particularly younger women – report being harassed or sent explicit messages on these platforms.
Couples who meet online are more likely than those who meet offline to be diverse by some measures – but this can be explained by age.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the past two years, while usage among 55- to 64-year-olds has doubled.