What are you looking for when using dating websites or apps?

U.S. user reasons for using online dating sites or apps 2017 This statistic presents the main reasons for users in the United States to access online dating sites and apps. During the April 2017 survey, 84 percent of responding online dating users said they used dating websites and apps when looking for a romantic relationship.
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Share of respondents
Romantic relationship84%
Friendly contact43%
Sexual relationship24%
None of the above36%
Share of respondents
Romantic relationship84%
Friendly contact43%
Sexual relationship24%
None of the above36%
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This statistic presents the main reasons for users in the United States to access online dating sites and apps. During the April 2017 survey, 84 percent of responding online dating users said they used dating websites and apps when looking for a romantic relationship.
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Release date
May 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
April 21 to 25, 2017
Number of respondents
196 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
internet users who currently use a dating site or app
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Multiple answers were possible.

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