The Current State of Online Dating (March 2015 story)
This says that about 12 percent of online daters are married. Married people, you need to stay the hell off the dating sites. If you are miserable with your spouse, you go the divorce route, not having an affair and lying to a single person who assumes you are single too, you Dirt Bag.
- With the rise of apps like Tinder and sites like Match.com, there’s never been more opportunities to meet your special someone through online channels. But just how many people are hooking up online these days?
- 2.36% of U.S. adults—5.6 million people—reported using online dating sites in the past 30 days. That’s more than double that of five years ago, according to new analysis of survey data from market research company GfK MRI.
- Who are they?
- (see the inforgraphic on their page)
- Men were represented slightly more than women (54% are men, 46% are women). The 25-34 age range comprise the largest age segment of online daters at 28%. More than half of online daters are people who have never been married, followed by 37% who are legally separated, widowed or divorced. 12% are currently still married.
The data is from GfK MRI’s Survey of the American Consumer, for which the company interviews 25,000 U.S. adults each year about their usage of approximately 6,500 products.