Previous Pew Research Center studies about online dating indicate that the share of Americans who have used these platforms — as well as the share who have found a spouse or partner through them — has risen over time. Americans who have used online dating offer a mixed look at their time on these platforms. On a broad level, online dating users are more likely to describe their overall experience using these platforms in positive rather than negative terms.
Additionally, majorities of online daters say it was at least somewhat easy for them to find others that they found physically attractive, shared common interests with, or who seemed like someone they would want to meet in person. But users also share some of the downsides to online dating. Roughly seven-in-ten online daters believe it is very common for those who use these platforms to lie to try to appear more desirable.
Other incidents highlight how dating sites or apps can become a venue for bothersome or harassing behavior — especially for women under the age of Online dating has not only disrupted more traditional ways of meeting romantic partners, its rise also comes at a time when norms and behaviors around marriage and cohabitation also are changing as more people delay marriage or choose to remain single. These shifting realities have sparked a broader debate about the impact of online dating on romantic relationships in America.
Others offer a less flattering narrative about online dating — ranging from concerns about scams or harassment to the belief that these platforms facilitate superficial relationships rather than meaningful ones. This survey finds that the public is somewhat ambivalent about the overall impact of online dating. The following are among the major findings. Experience with online dating varies substantially by age.
Beyond age, there also are striking differences by sexual orientation. There are only modest differences between men and women in their use of dating sites or apps, while white, black or Hispanic adults all are equally likely to say they have ever used these platforms.
At the same time, a small share of U. This too follows a pattern similar to that seen in overall use, with adults under the age of 50, those who are LGB or who have higher levels of educational attainment more likely to report finding a spouse or committed partner through these platforms. Online dating users are more likely to describe their overall experience with using dating sites or apps in positive, rather than negative, terms.
For the most part, different demographic groups tend to view their online dating experiences similarly. But there are some notable exceptions. While majorities across various demographic groups are more likely to describe their searches as easy, rather than difficult, there are some differences by gender. There are substantial gender differences in the amount of attention online daters say they received on dating sites or apps.
The survey also asked online daters about their experiences with getting messages from people they were interested in. And while gender differences remain, they are far less pronounced. Online daters widely believe that dishonesty is a pervasive issue on these platforms. By contrast, online daters are less likely to think harassment or bullying, and privacy violations, such as data breaches or identify theft, are very common occurrences on these platforms. Some experts contend that the open nature of online dating — that is, the fact that many users are strangers to one another — has created a less civil dating environment and therefore makes it difficult to hold people accountable for their behavior.
This survey finds that a notable share of online daters have been subjected to some form of harassment measured in this survey. Fewer online daters say someone via a dating site or app has threatened to physically harm them. Younger women are particularly likely to encounter each of these behaviors. The likelihood of encountering these kinds of behaviors on dating platforms also varies by sexual orientation. LGB users are also more likely than straight users to say someone on a dating site or app continued to contact them after they told them they were not interested, called them an offensive name or threatened to physically harm them.
The creators of online dating sites and apps have at times struggled with the perception that these sites could facilitate troubling — or even dangerous — encounters. And although there is some evidence that much of the stigma surrounding these sites has diminished over time, close to half of Americans still find the prospect of meeting someone through a dating site unsafe.
Americans who have never used a dating site or app are particularly skeptical about the safety of online dating. There are some groups who are particularly wary of the idea of meeting someone through dating platforms. Age and education are also linked to differing attitudes about the topic.
Americans — regardless of whether they have personally used online dating services or not — also weighed in on the virtues and pitfalls of online dating. In the context of a consistently high divorce rate—with the exception of Perhaps the pragmatic approach to finding a partner on dating apps [ 29 ] is also reflected in subsequent decisions regarding living arrangements.
Nevertheless, the data also indicated that individuals in couples initiated through a dating app were not necessarily less interested in marriage than those in couples formed elsewhere. In a country where registered partnerships are not yet an option for opposite-sex couples, and where marriage is still seen as the ultimate partnership arrangement, equivalent to starting a family [ 12 ], couples who met on dating apps showing greater interest in cohabitation most likely see it as a stage preceding marriage.
Results suggest that in Switzerland, the culture of dating apps promoting easy access to a large dating pool may lengthen the time people take to find the right marital partner, and encourage intermediary steps i. Findings from the supplementary analysis examining the profile of dating app users in the pre-partnering stage see S5. Though app users score higher in extraversion see S5.
What is more, women who met their match on a dating app were more likely to mention wanting and intending to have a child in the near future than those who met their partner offline. This is less likely a result of more commitment-oriented individuals staying in unions and more likely a result of an initial selection mechanism, as the auxiliary analysis looking at singles indicated that users of dating apps had significantly stronger fertility intentions than non-users S5.
This study additionally showed that relationship satisfaction or general subjective well-being did not differ between couples who met on dating apps and those who met in non-digital settings, mitigating concerns regarding the poor quality of unions formed in a partnership market often thought to only encourage frivolous image-based matching [ 29 ]. Nevertheless, supplementary analyses S4. This implies that among digital tools for dating, websites and their options for more refined searches may indeed represent a better way of finding a well-matched partner.
This advantage is however absent when looking at more committed unions, most likely because of selective exists i. The data furthermore revealed that, as expected due to extendible search options, the use of smartphone applications for dating facilitates relationships between geographically distant partners. Whereas on dating websites people seemingly need to search wider and more often end up in long-distance non-residential unions, dating apps, by affording greater spatial mobility and access to geographically adjacent as well as more distant spaces, facilitate relationships between individuals living both moderate and long distances from each other.
It could be argued that given the costly nature of long-distance unions [ 64 ], couples started on dating apps having a more pronounced wish to cohabit may be related to distance, but the effect of meeting context on cohabiting intentions is robust to the inclusion of geographical exogamy, as additional analyses not shown revealed.
In light of the lower likelihood of marriage among long-distance couples [ 77 ] however, couples formed on dating apps may ultimately differ in the probability of transitioning into marriage rather than the intention to marry. Another finding is that partners who met through dating apps were more educationally exogamous than those who met elsewhere, particularly those who met through local networks of friends or associations, at school or at work.
Especially for highly educated women marrying later in life and investing in professional careers selectivity results show that app users are significantly more likely to experience work-life conflict, see S5. It was also found that partnerships initiated on dating apps are not more exogamous on origin.
Even though previous research identified a link between meeting online through dating apps and websites combined and exogamy on race in the U. For immigrants, swipe-based apps are in fact a less appealing option for partner search to begin with S5. Finally, results showed that couples who met on dating websites but not on dating apps were closer in age than those who met in conventional ways.
Likely a result of a browsing interface that allows for sorting along age, this finding aligns with previous work identifying the same pattern for couples who met through online dating in general in the U. Nevertheless, as predicted, the increase in couples with a big age gap between partners is in fact an increase in age-hypergamous unions, perpetuating stereotypical gendered pairings of men dating younger women.
Future work should investigate this further, as well as explore the role of dating apps in changing assortative mating along other dimensions, such as political orientation, religion, or social origin measures absent in the data set at hand. In addition to these extensions, attention must also be given to actual transitions into cohabitation and marriage, as well as the question of longevity.
An important limitation of this study is that by means of using cross-sectional data, it only examined a snapshot of already established couples. Even though the data set included partnerships with a lower level of commitment than marriage i. Therefore, the hypothesis of apps users transitioning less into actual partnerships given the overload of choice or the objectification of potential mates is yet to be refuted.
Future studies should track the full-range of partnering choices from casual dating, hook-ups, to long-term relationships that singles experience based on the different dating strategies they resort to. Retracing partnership trajectories in more detail could also identify how common it is that connections initiated through apps start as flings but eventually develop into more committed unions.
It may be that despite their reputation and the presumed superficiality of swipe-based courtship, dating apps are representative of a modern dating culture where relationships that begin as hook-ups or short-term flings are not thereby excluded from developing into meaningful long-term connections [ 2 , 7 , 79 ].
A within-subject design that follows the same set of individuals in both the pre- and post-partnering phase could also allow for analyses that minimize the risk of endogeneity and unobserved selection bias. Furthermore, though the volume of the data used in this study was sufficient to warrant a distinction between different online meeting contexts, the sub-sample of respondents who met their partner through dating apps for instance was still rather modest.
Future research should re-visit these questions with much larger samples. Finally, I invite future work to replicate this study in other national contexts. Current results may be generalized to countries in which marriage with children is still normatively and institutionally endorsed, and where individuals in search for partners online can only take advantage of a less socially constraining mate selection context by showing more interest in pre-marital cohabitation.
It may be that in other less conservative countries or in contexts where hook-ups are already engrained in partnering culture, like the U. Focusing on other countries could also reveal whether online social networks pervasively encourage more unions between natives and people with different immigrant background, and whether the hook-up-centric reputation of dating apps deters immigrants looking for more traditional arrangements.
Though it is still early to draw conclusions about the long-term impact of this unique way of selecting and matching with partners, this study provides a first indication that compared to couples formed through other settings, those initiated on dating apps do not shy away from long-term commitment, nor experience low-quality connections.
Lastly, results showed that unions started on dating apps exhibit greater exogamy on certain attributes geography, education, and to a limited extent, age but not on others e. Browse Subject Areas? Click through the PLOS taxonomy to find articles in your field. Abstract Within the span of almost ten years, phone dating apps have transformed the dating scene by normalizing and, according to some voices, gamifying the digital quest for a partner.
Introduction Swiping right as the act of swiftly expressing preferences is now deeply ingrained in everyday language and cultural practice [ 1 , 2 ]. Do dating apps facilitate relationships less oriented towards long-term commitment? Are relationships formed via dating apps less satisfying? Is meeting through dating apps linked to more exogamy? Selection into mobile dating In an experimental design framework in which single adults are randomly assigned to a treatment group i.
Download: PPT. Fig 1. How heterosexual couples met in Switzerland, by year of meeting — : all contexts Panel A , specific online contexts Panel B. Results How couples met in Switzerland First, the study reports regression-smoothed percentages of where heterosexual couples met in Switzerland over time Fig 1 , Panel A. Propensity score estimation Given differences in socio-demographic profile across meeting context see the Descriptive Statistics section in S1 File , and the cross-sectional nature of the data, it is essential to check whether observed covariates are reasonably equally distributed between treatment i.
Multivariate results To examine if individuals who met their partner through dating apps are less focused on long-term commitment than those who met their partner elsewhere, a series of logistic regression models of having strong family formation intentions, accounting for an extensive set of covariates, are presented in Table 1.
Table 1. Logistic regression coefficients predicting family formation intentions by meeting context. Fig 2. Table 2. OLS regression coefficients predicting relationship and life satisfaction by meeting context. Table 3. Logistic and multinomial logistic regression coefficients predicting exogamy by meeting context. The selectivity of singles using dating apps To examine the characteristics of dating app users in the pre-partnering stage, I here present the results of a supplementary analysis focusing on a sub-population of singles looking for a partner in Switzerland.
Discussion Using nationally representative survey data from Switzerland, this study provided a rich overview of the demographic characteristics and union patterns of couples who met through dating apps in comparison to those who met offline or through other online contexts of partner selection. Supporting information.
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