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Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.Finkel said he and four psychology professors from other schools were enlisted by the Association for Psychological Science to write about the online dating industry, and the report was being published in the organization's journal, Psychological Science in the Public Interest.
First, poring over seemingly endless lists of profiles of people one does not know, as on Match.com, does not reveal much about them."Eighty years of relationship science has reliably shown you can't predict whether a relationship succeeds based on information about people who are unaware of each other," he said.The algorithms are proprietary and were not shared with the researchers. We reviewed the literature and feel safe to conclude they do not," he said.He dismissed the dating websites' own studies on their success as unscientific, and said there are as yet no objective, data-driven studies of online dating.The researchers reviewed the literature on online dating and compared it to previous research.