Why do or did you use online dating sites or apps?

U.S. user reasons for using online dating sites or apps 2017 This statistic presents the reasons why users in the United States use online dating sites or apps. During the April 2017 survey, 61 percent of responding current or former dating website or app users said they used dating websites and apps to meet people who share their interests or hobbies.
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Share of respondents
To meet people who share my interests or hobbies61%
To meet people who share my beliefs or values44%
To find someone for a long-term relationship or marriage42%
I have a schedule that makes it hard to meet interesting people in other ways 21%
To meet people who just want to have fun without being in a serious relationship26%
None of the above7%
Share of respondents
To meet people who share my interests or hobbies61%
To meet people who share my beliefs or values44%
To find someone for a long-term relationship or marriage42%
I have a schedule that makes it hard to meet interesting people in other ways 21%
To meet people who just want to have fun without being in a serious relationship26%
None of the above7%
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This statistic presents the reasons why users in the United States use online dating sites or apps. During the April 2017 survey, 61 percent of responding current or former dating website or app users said they used dating websites and apps to meet people who share their interests or hobbies.
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Release date
May 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
April 21 to 25, 2017
Number of respondents
477 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
internet users who currently use or have previously used a dating site or app
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Multiple answers were possible.

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