in terms of gender men seemed to do it slightly more than women – according to numbers in the Pew Study while 10% men used dating sites, women used it marginally less at 9%.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app, according to Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey conducted from April 17 to May 19, 2013.
11% of internet users - representing 9% of all adults – say that they have personally used on online dating site such as Match.com, e Harmony, or OK Cupid.
Since 85% of the population now goes online, that means that one out of every ten Americans (9%) has used an online dating site at one point or another.
Apart from this, 7% of cell phone apps users (representing 3% of all adults) say that they have used a dating app on their cell phone.
Taken together, 11% of all American adults have used either an online dating site or a mobile dating app and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.
Some 22% of 25-34 year olds, and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters—that is roughly double the rate for those ages 18-24 or those ages 45-54.Urban and suburban residents are more likely than rural residents to use online dating, and those who have attended college are around twice as likely to do so as are those who have not attended college.While online dating has emerged as part of mainstream dating culture in these times, finding the right partner still takes time and is often a matter of chance.One of the main complaints about dating sites is that they do not have a balanced pool of male and female members.While men complain about greater competition for women on large sites like Match.com, women complain about the availability of eligible dates on sites like Here are some dating sites where women outnumber men.