In what will be no surprise to anyone on the dating scene today, a new report from Pew shows that "online," is increasingly the answer to that that age-old question "How did you two meet?
" The study published Thursday from the Pew Research Center found that 15 percent of all Americans have used some form of online dating — up from the 11 percent in a Pew study conducted in 2013.
It’s too simple to say that, once, college students met each other in person.
College was scaffolded with social activities meant to introduce strangers to other strangers, whether it was speed dating or fraternity-sorority hang-outs.
The stigma that was once attached to online dating has well and truly disappeared – in fact, you’re more likely to raise eyebrows if you’re single and not on any dating apps.
Recent years have seen an explosion of dating apps, and there seem to be incredibly niche ones launching every day. For some people, swiping through fellow singles and potential romantic partners is merely a bit of fun and a way to entertain themselves during TV ad breaks.
Maybe you went into it with unrealistic expectations, and by the end you ultimately felt disappointed. Because if you’re going to find an advisor for graduate school, you may end up rediscovering many of these same feelings.Overall, 27 percent are now reporting that they use some form of online dating; that's nearly tripled since Pew's last study.So even a graduate from the class of 2013 would be saying, "Kids these days!The face of online dating itself is also changing: Nine percent of Americans now use dating apps, up from three percent over the same time period.Score one for the Tinders, Hinges and Bumbles of the world.Digging deeper, the trends get even more interesting.