Online dating young people
In 2013, only 5% of this age group were using dating apps.
The good news is online dating is now widely accepted in our culture.
Considering that 63% of married people say they met through a friend, it might appear that online dating is not as prevalent as it seems.
However, statistics show that online dating usage among young people has significantly increased over the past few years.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
The good news is, a lot of young people are actively using online dating and have found it to be successful.
In 2013, 10% of this age group reported using online dating, whereas, today, 27% are using online dating.
This is largely due to the introduction of mobile dating apps as one-in-five of young adults ages 18-to-24 (or 22%) say they currently use mobile dating apps.
The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.
e Harmony started in 2000, Ok Cupid in 2004, and more recently, a wave of mobile people-swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become wildly popular.
Effective dating definitely needs to take place in person, the same way your grandfather did it, but I see no good reason why happens—and for the most important mission in most of our lives, it makes no sense to crush your ability to meet great people to try a first date with because it’s not as good a story to have met them online.