Do younger people use online dating
They are Dan, Alex, and Marty, budding investment bankers at the same financial firm, which recruited Alex and Marty straight from an Ivy League campus.When asked if they’ve been arranging dates on the apps they’ve been swiping at, all say not one date, but two or three: “You can’t be stuck in one lane …There's more potential partners online than there are at the local bar, because if you crawl over to the local bar right now, there's only five other people there."Whitney Wolfe: "When I first got started in this whole world of online connecting, we were combating this antiquated stereotype of who used online dating, and we really set out to make it popular with millennials.What I find to be so fascinating now is, I'm seeing an inverse in that trend.In 2015, 27% of them said they had used online dating sites, up from 10% in 2013.The rise is being predominantly driven by mobile dating apps, with 22% of young adults using mobile apps for dating purposes, up from 5% in 2013.So while, for better or for worse, most everybody has tried an online dating app at this point, I think they would tell you, in the 18- to 35-year-old age range.And now what I'm seeing is a new wave of kind of second-round daters joining.
The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street all day, and now they’re out looking for hookups. Most dating sites are for over 18’s only - but even using those that are for ‘teens’ is really risky. So if you haven’t met someone in real life, how can you be sure who you’re chatting to?Similarly, the share of 55-64 year-olds doubled from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015.
A more detailed breakdown of demographics shows that more men (10%) than women (8%) used mobile dating apps.The growth was particularly strong for those aged 18-24 years and adults in their late 50s .