Hi AppNewser readers - we're now a part of Mediabistro's SocialTimes.com. For more great App news, reviews, guides and tips, head over to InsideMobileApps.

1 in 10 Americans Have Used an Online Dating Site or App: Pew Research

pewOne in ten Americans (11 percent) have used an online dating site or mobile dating app, according to a new report from Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. This is up from 3 percent in 2008. In addition, 7 percent of smartphone app users have used a dating app on their phone (this which represents 3 percent of all American adults).

The report revealed that 66 percent of these online daters have gone  out on a date with someone that they met on a dating site or through an app, and 23 percent of these people have even met a spouse or a long term partner on these sites.

Here is more from Pew: “Taken together, 11% of all American adults are “online daters”—meaning they have used a dating site or mobile dating app. Online dating is especially common among the college-educated and those in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s, and 38% of Americans who are currently single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.”

 

 

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Email Marketing

Email MarketingStarting January 12, learn how to create campaigns that engage subscribers, increase awareness, and drive traffic and sales! In this course, you'll learn how to create effective email campaigns to meet your company's goals and objectives, develop copywriting and design techniques, create and manage distribution lists, and more! Register now!