This is largely due to the introduction of mobile dating apps as one-in-five of young adults ages 18-to-24 (or 22%) say they currently use mobile dating apps.In 2013, only 5% of this age group were using dating apps.Research shows that since 2013, three times as many 18-to-24-year-olds have started using online dating.
Over the past four years, 17 people in the Greater Manchester area have reported being raped after using one of two apps, Grindr and Tinder, according to police statistics obtained by Leech through a freedom of information request.
But, for a young person who is constantly surrounded by other young people--in school, at work, or through sports, at bars and clubs or other social activities––one might wonder if a young person really needs to use online dating?
Considering that 63% of married people say they met through a friend, it might appear that online dating is not as prevalent as it seems.
One in five Harvard students has used a school-specific site, as well as 50% of Columbia University and New York University students.
Consider that only 9% of women and 2% of men find relationships at a bar, you’re chances of finding someone are far greater online.