Are you carefully weighing every factor that makes someone a good romantic match?
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
The research also found less than 5% of Tinder users were messaging more than 5 people each week, and only a little over 5% expect to sleep with someone on the first date.
The remaining 95% either definitely wouldn't get intimate with someone the first time they met them, or just aren't gunning for that - so we can safely assume the vast majority of daters are actually for looking something more long-term.