Online dating websites and apps usage in France 2018, by type

 As of January 2018, eleven percent of French respondents stated having already used dating sites exclusively on websites, while four percent said having only used dating mobile applications.  

Online dating services use

   More generally, 38 percent of French appear to have ever used online dating sites or apps in 2019. Furthermore, the results from Statista’s Global Consumer Survey from early 2019 indicate that the most used paid online dating services were Badoo (42 percent of respondents) and Meetic (33 percent) in France.  

Meeting through online dating

   It seems that among users of online datings websites or apps, 20 percent stated in a survey from 2018 that they had already experienced both romantic and sexual relationships with someone they had met online. This share rose up to 56 percent among men aged 25-34 years old and 68 percent among women from the same age group. About half of the surveyed considered it probably possible to encounter one’s soul mate on an online dating service.

Percentage of French who ever used a mobile dating app or subscribed to a dating website in their lifetime in France in 2018

Share of respondents
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Sources

Release date

January 2018

Region

France

Survey time period

December 28, 2017 to January 3, 2018

Number of respondents

2,012 respondents

Age group

18-69 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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