In particular, many services now offer cell phone apps that allow users to update their profile, search the profiles of others, and find potential dates in their area using their mobile phone.
For the first time in our 2013 survey we asked specifically about the use of these cell phone dating apps.
Among those who use cell phone apps, 7% say that they have specifically used a dating app on their phone.
Since 45% of all Americans are app users, that means that 3% of the overall adult population has used a cell phone dating app at one point or another.
If we examine only those Americans who are most inclined to online dating—that is, the 7% of the public that is both single and actively looking for a partner—some 38% of these individuals have used online dating sites or dating apps.
Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.
In 2008 just 3% of all Americans said that they had used an online dating site; by 2009 that figure had risen to 6% of all Americans, and today 9% of the adult population has used an online dating site.
In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.
Of course, only a portion of the population is in the market for a relationship at any given time.
Some are currently in long-standing relationships that predate the adoption of online dating, while others are single but not actively looking for a romantic partner.
Below are just a few: Teen dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects.