"Historically, people in their late teens and early 20s have not used online dating at particularly high rates — and the academic literature on this subject would say that young people don’t particularly need to use online dating in the first place, since they have lots of available options for people to date within their social circles," Aaron Smith, associate director of research at Pew Research Center, told ."The rapid growth we’ve seen in dating apps use speaks both to the changing nature of dating among younger folks today, and also the extent to which these apps are in many ways perfectly in line with the way that cohort interacts with the world." The study, which was conducted among 2,001 adults in the summer of 2015, suggests the growth is attributed to the increase in use of mobile dating apps.Swiping right, the app enables users to like another user anonymously or pass on them by swiping left.If two users like each other, they can chat from within the app.5% of Australia’s population had a Tinder profile at that point.
It uses Facebook basic data to analyse users and recommends compatible partners based on geographic location and common interests.
Online dating services, and society’s perceptions of them, have greatly evolved since their conception in 1995 with
In 2005, Pew Research Center conducted its first survey on online dating, and then conducted another in 2015 for comparison purposes.
Online dating went mainstream years ago, but new research suggests the amount of young adults looking for love on the Internet has grown threefold since 2013.
The young adult demographic — ages 18 to 24 — has experienced the biggest uptick in online dating activity in the past three years, according to the Pew Research Center.