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.
Before you start waxing your surfboard or speed-dialing your travel agent, let’s take a look at Census 2000 population statistics. It’s the sound of Census 2000 data crushing the dreams of lonely men who just booked flights to the Golden State.Depending on who you ask, Surf City is either: Both cities are surfing paradises but neither comes close to a gender ratio of two women for every man.Related Article: Do Men Really Outnumber Women on Dating Sites?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.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.
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%.
According to Census 2000 population statistics, the reality is closer to 1.01 and 1.02 women per man, respectively. The reality: There is probably no city in these United States where you’ll find a Surf City gender ratio of “two girls for every boy.” Online Dating to the Rescue Luckily for the men who just had their dreams dashed by Census data, dating site demographics offer some hope.
In California, the city that comes closest is Hemet with about 1.25 women per man. Quantcast is a media measurement service that calculates and publishes website audience metrics, including demographics.
Social networking sites also offer an additional venue for meeting or being introduced to “friends of friends.” Some 12% of SNS users with recent dating experience have friended or followed someone on a social networking site specifically because one of their friends suggested they might want to date that person.
Beyond using these sites as a tool for researching potential partners, some 15% of SNS users with recent dating experience have actually asked someone out on a date using a social networking site.
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.