Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
Another attractive distinction: unlike traditional online dating services, which are largely designed by men and typically attract 65 per cent men and 35 per cent women, Coffee Meets Bagel is nearly the exact opposite, attracting and retaining 60 per cent women and 40 per cent men. If you share a friend with someone, you are almost 40 per cent more likely to be matched with them.
For example, the average Toronto Coffee Meets Bagel member has 532 friends on Facebook (the global average is 200).
This page is an attempt by me to organize the vast majority of online dating related statistics and facts available on the Internet.
Almost every week there seems to be a new statistic produced that tries to top the last one.
The first will deal with the general online dating industry as a whole.Some 66% of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through an online dating site or app, up from 43% of online daters who had done so when we first asked this question in 2005.Adolescence is a time of incredibly physical, social and emotional growth, and peer relationships – especially romantic ones – are a major social focus for many youth.Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.