Others offer a less flattering narrative about online dating — ranging from concerns about scams or harassment to the belief that these platforms facilitate superficial relationships rather than meaningful ones. This survey finds that the public is somewhat ambivalent about the overall impact of online dating. The following are among the major findings. Experience with online dating varies substantially by age. Beyond age, there also are striking differences by sexual orientation.
There are only modest differences between men and women in their use of dating sites or apps, while white, black or Hispanic adults all are equally likely to say they have ever used these platforms. At the same time, a small share of U. This too follows a pattern similar to that seen in overall use, with adults under the age of 50, those who are LGB or who have higher levels of educational attainment more likely to report finding a spouse or committed partner through these platforms.
Online dating users are more likely to describe their overall experience with using dating sites or apps in positive, rather than negative, terms. For the most part, different demographic groups tend to view their online dating experiences similarly.
But there are some notable exceptions. While majorities across various demographic groups are more likely to describe their searches as easy, rather than difficult, there are some differences by gender. There are substantial gender differences in the amount of attention online daters say they received on dating sites or apps.
The survey also asked online daters about their experiences with getting messages from people they were interested in. And while gender differences remain, they are far less pronounced. Online daters widely believe that dishonesty is a pervasive issue on these platforms.
By contrast, online daters are less likely to think harassment or bullying, and privacy violations, such as data breaches or identify theft, are very common occurrences on these platforms. Some experts contend that the open nature of online dating — that is, the fact that many users are strangers to one another — has created a less civil dating environment and therefore makes it difficult to hold people accountable for their behavior.
This survey finds that a notable share of online daters have been subjected to some form of harassment measured in this survey. Fewer online daters say someone via a dating site or app has threatened to physically harm them. Younger women are particularly likely to encounter each of these behaviors. The likelihood of encountering these kinds of behaviors on dating platforms also varies by sexual orientation.
LGB users are also more likely than straight users to say someone on a dating site or app continued to contact them after they told them they were not interested, called them an offensive name or threatened to physically harm them. The creators of online dating sites and apps have at times struggled with the perception that these sites could facilitate troubling — or even dangerous — encounters.
And although there is some evidence that much of the stigma surrounding these sites has diminished over time, close to half of Americans still find the prospect of meeting someone through a dating site unsafe. Americans who have never used a dating site or app are particularly skeptical about the safety of online dating. There are some groups who are particularly wary of the idea of meeting someone through dating platforms.
Age and education are also linked to differing attitudes about the topic. Americans — regardless of whether they have personally used online dating services or not — also weighed in on the virtues and pitfalls of online dating. These users also believe dating sites and apps generally make the process of dating easier. On the other hand, people who said online dating has had a mostly negative effect most commonly cite dishonesty and the idea that users misrepresent themselves.
Pluralities also believe that whether a couple met online or in person has little effect on the success of their relationship. Public attitudes about the impact or success of online dating differ between those who have used dating platforms and those who have not. People who have ever used a dating site or app also have a more positive assessment of relationships forged online.
About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Image: pexels. Ever see a commercial for eharmony and wonder if a dating site that corny actually works? Weirdly enough, it does. A spokesperson for the site says it's been used by 54 million people, and is apparently responsible for 4 percent of U.
That doesn't mean you're going to walk down the aisle within the first year, but it at least narrows your options to singles who are open to being exclusive, meeting the family, or moving in together. What was once a doozy of a sign-up process is now short, sweet, and free of the corny, religious questions that held it back from being a top choice for the younger crowd. The comprehensive questionnaire now covers 32 dimensions up from 29 of what makes a happy relationship.
Instead of blatantly asking if you get mad easily or if you're emotionally stable, eharmony may ask how you handle apologizing after a fight or if a certain action would piss you off. These hypotheticals draw more natural responses, and a few other fun ones are thrown in to cover surface-level basics like hobbies, too.
Following a lawsuit , their gay and lesbian spin-off site Compatibility Partners has been folded into eharmony's overall site, but users on Reddit as recently as say that it still seems geared more toward straight people. Best serious app for millennials. Image: hinge. Hinge Millennials finally have an algorithm-oriented, instant gratification app that's more mature than Tinder. Young people looking to at least go on a few dates with the same person before staying the night was a major blind spot for dating sites — until Hinge blew up.
The general appeal might be in the same realm as Tinder and Bumble, but Hinge's unique profile criteria and algorithms based on that criteria set the scene for long-term potential. By covering so many bases before the first message, Hinge lowers the chance of meeting someone you'd hate. Despite the fact that we're actively seeking out new dating apps and feel a rush every time a cute contender swipes right back, no one wants to be on these — because deleting such apps probably means you've found someone.
That's Hinge's whole thing. Hinge's real-world statistics speak for themselves: The "We met" feature asks users how the first date went. Instead of droning questionnaires and emails about the 50 winks you were sent, Hinge uses witty personal prompts to find you up to 15 matches per day. Best for career-oriented people. Image: elite singles.
EliteSingles What could be a niche paradise for career-oriented singles is dampened by an algorithm that doesn't always listen. It only takes dating one person with completely different professional goals to make you realize that a relationship can't stay afloat on romance alone. For those unwilling to budge when it comes to their partner's educational values and passion for success, EliteSingles attempts to offer a more established pool.
This is the place for folks who have hit a comfortable stride professionally and are now pursuing a partner who's at the same point in their life. Past users report a feed full of people who live way further away than they indicated in their preferences, and, unfortunately, it's hard for any dating website to catch everyone who's lying about their job or income.
Best for queer women. Image: her. HER A queer women-only app that will introduce you to tons of lesbians you didn't even know existed. Given the existence of Grindr and Scruff, the need for an online dating arena specifically for queer women was clear — thus, HER. As the user base of over four million grows, HER could widen your dating pool beyond the queer women you already know.
Users can get creative in profile building with categories like diet preferences like veganism , and star signs, as well as a "What does this mean? The traditional text bio is where you can flex your sense of humor or describe what kind of relationship you're seeking. Joining niche groups like "newly out" or "travelers" can introduce you to people using the app for similar reasons.
Best for outgoing women and shy men. Image: bumble. Bumble With women making moves and matches expiring after a day, Bumble gets you considering matches more seriously. In an attempt to correct one of the common dating app gripes — women getting spammed with creepy messages — women are required to message first on Bumble.
It pushes some women out of their comfort zone and takes the pressure off of men who hate breaking the ice every time. With same-sex matches, either party can kick things off. If no one speaks up within 24 hours, the match is tossed. The photos and short bios are pretty close mock of Tinder, except for the fact that Bumble Boost relieves the anxiety of accidentally swiping left on a hottie by letting you backtrack. With a whole decade of being the number one gay dating app under its belt, Grindr is likely the first gay dating app that a lot of men download.
But if you're looking for a relationship, it's probably not the last. That's where Bumble comes in: parent company Magic Labs noticed that there was a spot to be filled for gay men who wanted something more than that intimidating, dick pic-drenched space. Bumble could be a serious option for queer men who need a tamer energy than Grinder.
Best for people 50 and over. Image: silver singles. SilverSingles Skip fishing through unreliable age filters and try a site dedicated to those looking for romance later in life. Dating over 50 means that, more than likely, this is your second or third attempt at love. When Match or eharmony's user bases still pose too much of a never married, no kids crowd, SilverSingles is here to let you know that putting yourself back out there during your golden years doesn't have to be scary. A sister site to EliteSingles, SilverSingles uses the same intense compatibility system that EliteSingles does, bringing in the popular big five personality traits to assess five levels of your being: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.
Rather than sitting around sifting through a never-ending pool, you'll receive five handpicked matches per day. I also edited or changed the responses to the questions about once per week. I am not a couch potato and love to travel fish, boat, ride motorcycles, hotrods, etc, etc. That cleans out the "sit and knit" crowd and I mentioned that I am "actively romantic" which cleans out the ladies that have lost the Zest for Life, if you know what I mean.
I don't have time to drag this dating thing out, so I think it helped by getting what Who I am and want I am looking for on the table early. Best for getting out of your comfort zone. Image: coffee meets bagel. Coffee Meets Bagel Feeling rusty? Skip the flooded inbox with CMB's small user base and authentic, curated matches.
Grabbing coffee is the low-pressure date idea that lets you skip trying to choose a dressy-but-not-too-extra outfit for a concert or a restaurant. Coffee Meets Bagel is like the "grabbing coffee" version of dating apps, aiming to bring an easy-going atmosphere to folks who might just be a little rusty. It's actually one of the few dating apps that doesn't get completely roasted on Reddit, and threads about the app are full of promising success stories about how that Redditor or someone they know met their person on CMB.
Millions upon millions of active users is usually a plus. It is nice to know that your options are virtually limitless, but it's a bit jarring to have 20 new messages to read every time you sign on. This happens on eharmony and Tinder alike — people want connection, and they want it now. The slow and steady approach is great for singles who are rusty, introverted, or who simply don't feel like scrolling every free minute.
Every day, CMB offers seven of its best matches bagels for you, chosen by your answers to prompts, how you swiped on yesterday's batch, and who has already expressed interest in you, too. You're encouraged to get the ball rolling with matches disappearing in seven days.
It's less pressure than Bumble's hour time limit but still eliminates a list full of people who don't care enough to respond or plan a meet-up. Best for finding a friend with benefits. Image: tinder. Tinder The OG swiping app where you'll find everyone you know, a ton who you don't know, and a date in under 10 minutes.
Let's just get this one out of the way. If you're thinking of dating apps, you're thinking of Tinder. They pioneered the now-ubiquitous swiping function, revolutionizing the world of online dating and boasting 1. What started out as a niche hookup app has turned into a wingman that most of us have used at least once in our life. As you're served a series of photos, swipe right if you like what you see and left if you don't.
When you both indicate interest, it's a match. Tinder may not want to advertise as such, but we all know what it's mostly used for. You're quite literally deciding if you want to interact with someone based on nothing but profile pictures and a quote from The Office — but hey, we all know those couples who met on Tinder and have been together for years.
It's fast, easy, and if there's one app that even the shyest, most skeptical people will be on, it's Tinder. Tinder is famously free, but less people know about the paid upgrades: Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold. These include extras like undoing a left swipe bless , send "Super Likes" to people you're really into, and in the case of Tinder Gold, see which users have liked your profile.
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This minimalistic and hella millennial app is no-nonsense, sex-positive, and even features some art — the blueprint of what a hookup app should be. Your uploaded selfies, personal info, and conversations with others self destruct every 60 minutes, promoting spur-of-the-moment and borderline anonymous connections. The app will ask for your phone number and credit card info, but that's just to make sure you're a real person.
The app uses your geolocation and sends out the sex version of an Uber request, rather than trying to pair you with someone who lives in another state.
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