What Are Some Interesting Statistics Related to Online Dating?


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Some interesting statistics related to online dating are that approximately 40 percent of single Americans use online dating as of 2015, and the busiest day of the year for online dating is January 4. While women are 40 percent more likely to respond to online messages if they mention dinner, drinks or lunch, a man is 73 percent more likely to answer an online dating message if the writer sends a message that is longer than a standard Twitter message.

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Approximately 40 million Americans use online dating, and this figure represents about 40 percent of the single people in the United States. Of all Americans, regardless of relationship or marriage status, approximately 11 percent admit that they used online dating at some point. Of those using online dating, 63 percent admit to dating at least one person from an online dating website.

On January 4, the busiest time for online dating begins at 5 p.m. One study reports that in 2015, more Americans ages 18 to 35 met their significant others through friends and social situations than through online dating or social media. However, gay individuals report meeting long-term partners online in 80 percent of cases.

Online dating profiles with photos receive about twice the number of contacts from potential suitors than profiles without posted photos. Among those who use online dating, 48 percent admit to at least one relationship breaking up via email. The state of Rhode Island blames an increase in the spread of sexually transmitted infections and an increase in the HIV infection rate on online dating websites and applications that encourage short-term sexual encounters or hook-ups. Seven percent of cellphone users admit to using online dating apps at least once.

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