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Online dating is for everyone: the number of 18-24 year-olds who use the services nearly tripled from 2013 to 2015: from 10% to 27%.
Likewise, while only 6% of 55-64 year olds used the services in 2013, 12% use it today—that’s double the senior users. Statistics from Ok Cupid and Tinder show that black women and Asian men are the groups that potential daters avoid the most.
But each era of dating in the past century was not without its pros, its cons, and its own set of unspoken rules.
Stigma concerning online dating has not diminished that much.
A 2005 Pew study showed that 29% of those polled agreed with the statement that those who use dating sites are “desperate.” A 2016 study revealed the number stands only at 23%, despite the increased popularity of online dating.
According to stats, the busiest time of the year, or “peak season,” is between December 26 and February 14 in terms of messages sent and dates arranged.
More specifically, “Dating Sunday” is the most popular day, falling on January 7 in 2017. Due to fears over online dating safety, a controversial law was proposed in the US that would force dating websites to make all users do police and background checks. For such a short-reigning king, Edward VIII of the United Kingdom left behind no shortage of controversy.