Dating industry stats
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.In that spirit, we’ve put together a list of the seven most surprising statistics about race and online dating.Racial biases are usually negative, but sometimes they involve giving preferential treatment to particular types of people.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.It’s hard to tell from the raw data exactly what’s going on, but, at least for now, white men seem to have an advantage over black, Latino, and Asian men.Quartz’s researchers studied over 2.4 million heterosexual interactions on Are You Interested to determine if online daters had racial biases and what those were.
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online.Overall, they found black men and black women receive significantly fewer I’m-interested ratings than other races do.Although black women responded the most positively toward black men, all other races responded the least to this demographic.I was at a party when I spied “Dataclysm,” a number-crunching book written by Ok Cupid Co-Founder Christian Rudder, on an end table. It’s definitely made me think twice about who I respond to online.” OK, first of all, isn’t racist — the book’s data reveals certain racial biases in online attractiveness (measured by likes and response rates), but online dating isn’t at fault for user behavior.Now, I try to avoid talking about dating industry trends in my real life, but I love this book, so I couldn’t help but ask the party’s host what she thought of its many stats. Racial attitudes influence online dating in fundamental ways, and learning more about those patterns can help individuals be more conscious of their choices and feel more open to dating people of all races.
“Black women reply the most, yet get by far the fewest replies,” the dating experts said.