College students using online dating
Most interesting to me: These two numbers leap up significantly among affluent or college-educated Americans.Forty-six percent of college graduates know people who met their spouse or partner online.
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Fifteen percent of Americans have now used a website or app to look for a romantic partner; three years ago, only nine percent had.
As it happens, the only group which has taken to online dating at a rate like very young adults have been older adults.
The survey doesn’t say, but it provides some clues.
In the two years between this Pew poll and the last, the percent of 18 to 24-year-olds who had used dating apps on their phone vaulted from five percent to 22 percent.
It’s too simple to say that, once, college students met each other in person.