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The areas of most rapid growth were the youngest adults (ages 18-24) and older Americans in their 50s and 60s. "Definitely the most surprising aspect is the huge jump in online dating use by very young adults, specifically people in their late teens and early 20s," said Aaron Smith, Pew associate director of research.
It’s great to just talk to people and meet up with people.”“I have a boyfriend right now whom I met on Tinder,” says Frannie Steinlage, a 34-year-old straight woman who is a health-care consultant in Denver.I don’t believe hookup culture has infected our brains and turned us into soulless sex-hungry swipe monsters. It doesn’t do to pretend that dating in the app era hasn’t changed. Tinder arrived in 2012, and nipping at its heels came other imitators and twists on the format, like Hinge (connects you with friends of friends), Bumble (women have to message first), and others.Older online dating sites like OKCupid now have apps as well.Fifty-three percent who have used online dating say it's more dangerous than other ways of meeting people, compared to 38 percent of the men.After starting out on Craigslist and finding participants "grungy and gross," Paige switched to more reputable services.
In the 45-54 age group, usage rose from 17 percent to 21 percent, and doubled, from 6 percent to 12 percent, among those 55-64.