Internet dating facts 2016
Some 53% of women who have used online dating agree that it is more dangerous than other ways of meeting people, substantially higher than the 38% of male online daters who agree with this statement.The online dating scene has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades, and more Americans than ever are looking for their perfect match on the web.That’s 156% more golddiggers, guys, so think twice about whether you want to post that kind of personal info. On dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers, says Marketdata Enterprise, Inc. Let me repeat that: of rapists used online dating sites to find their victims. Dinner for Six, a matchmaking service in Denver, Colorado says that 51% percent of online dating singles are already in a relationship, yet are putting themselves out there as being single. More than 53% of Americans fabricate parts or all of their dating profile details, according to Huff Post.They go on to say “Most of these are lies their dates can spot in the first few seconds of seeing them.For instance, just 55% of non-users agree that online dating is a good way to meet people, while six-in-ten agree that online dating is more dangerous than other ways of meeting people.
BUT, it’s suspected that these numbers are much less than actual as many people are too embarrassed to come forward. Each year internet predators commit more than 16,000 abductions, 100 murders and thousands of rapes, according to Internet Predator 13. 33% of women who have sex on the first online dating encounter, of these, 4 out of 5 women did not use protection. An alarming 51% of online daters are already in a relationship of some kind.For young adults in particular, this overall increase in online dating usage has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the use of mobile dating apps.Fully 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, a more than fourfold increase from the 5% who reported using dating apps in 2013.Today 27% of these young adults report that they have done so, up from just 10% in early 2013.Meanwhile, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating has doubled over the same time period (from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015).