Interest in using an online dating site or app in the UK 2017, by sexual orientation

This statistic presents the findings of a survey on the interest in using dating website or app in the United Kingdom (UK) as of June 2017, by sexual orientation. During the survey period, it was found that 20 and 19 percent of surveyed heterosexual and bisexual respondents, respectively, reported that were interested in using online dating site or app. Nonetheless, notably larger share of individual across all surveyed groups reported the were not interested. The least likely group to use dating site or app were homosexual respondents, with 82 percent stating that they could not imagine using such online services.

Share of individuals who were interested in using an online dating site or app in the United Kingdom (UK) in June 2017, by sexual orientation*

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Release date

June 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

9th to 11th of May 2017

Number of respondents

678 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

who have never used an online dating app or website.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows:
"Could you generally imagine using a dating website or app?"

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