Online dating in america
Online dating is no longer seen as a last attempt for the desperate and lonely to find their soul mate.The stigma is beginning to dissipate as an increasing amount of Americans believe that online dating is now socially acceptable.It quickly became a smash hit, and recently sold a majority stake to a Chinese gaming company.Download Grindr (i OS, Android) Zoosk recently had to lay off a third of its staff after being crushed in the market by apps like Tinder.Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).
In 2010, it nearly eclipsed the number of couples who'd met at a bar or restaurant (represented on the chart by the asterisk icon).
Current online dating site users explained their reasons for using online dating sites or apps with answers that included finding someone for a long term relationship or even marriage and the chance to meet people who just want to have fun.
According to another recent survey of dating site users, 66 percent of U. singles used online dating to expand their dating pool.
During an April 2017 survey, 84 percent of dating app users stated that they were using online dating services to look for a romantic relationship.
A further 43 percent used online dating for friendly contact and only 24 percent of respondents stated that that they used online dating apps and services explicitly for sexual encounters.