Popular online dating sites are trying to make it quicker, easier and less of a random process for you to find “the one” by using algorithms to match people based on their similarities. But more than 20 years after online dating services first became available, more than half of single American adults say they have a negative view of connecting this way. Women tend to be less enthralled with the idea of dating sites and apps than men.
To find out who’s looking, what they’re looking for, and why some people don’t use online dating sites or apps at all, ReportLinker, a tech company that supplies data for industry leaders, recently surveyed approximately 500 single, divorced, and widowed men about their use of online dating sites. Those surveyed represented a cross-section of the American population. Only 19 percent reported being registered on a dating site, while a whopping 81 percent were not. Those who do use online dating sites belong to more than two sites, on average. Here are some of the other facts collected by the interviewers:
Online dating is certainly a way to find love, friendship, or sex, but as these surveys show, it is still just one of many ways.
ReportLiner Insight: http://www.reportlinker.com/insight/