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Spending money on online dating in the Netherlands 2017

Dating has changed quite a bit in the past few decades. While people used to rely on family, friends or mutual acquaintances to meet with their potential partners in the past, internet has changed the game for daters nowadays. People use apps like Tinder, Badoo and several others to meet their better halves. These apps are mostly free of charge, but many users tend to pay for upgrades to gain advantage over the competition. So, as for the Netherlands: How many respondents paid for either one of these services in 2017?

In 2017, almost 40% of Dutch respondents (18 to 64) stated that they have paid for dating websites or apps within the last 12 months. Another 27% paid for dating agencies. However, roughly half of the respondents didn’t spend any money on these services in the period mentioned.

What is the most popular dating app in the Netherlands?
This might not come as a surprise to many: Tinder is the most popular dating app in the Netherlands among singles who are actively looking for a partner as of 2019. It is also one of the most popular dating apps around the globe with millions of people using it to spark their love lives. Dutch consumers downloaded Tinder for more than half a million times in 2018, almost 23000 more downloads than the previous year.

Have you spent money on online dating (website or app) in the past 12 months?

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Number of respondents

78 respondents

Age group

18 to 64 years

Special properties

respondents who used online dating in the past 12 months

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible.

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