Negative experience with online dating app or services according to users in the United States as of January 2018

U.S. negative experiences with online dating app or service 2018 This statistic presents the share of online dating users in the United States who have had a negative experience with online dating app or services as of January 2018, sorted by type. During the survey period, 31 percent of respondents stated that they had blocked or reported someone on a dating app or service, while 34 percent additionally stated to have been contacted by someone in a way that them feel uncomfortable.
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Share of respondents
Found out someone lied about their identity or been catfished34%
Been contacted by someone in a way that made you uncomfortable34%
Had to block or report someone31%
Had concerns about your safety29%
Been sent unsolicited inappropriate pictures26%
Share of respondents
Found out someone lied about their identity or been catfished34%
Been contacted by someone in a way that made you uncomfortable34%
Had to block or report someone31%
Had concerns about your safety29%
Been sent unsolicited inappropriate pictures26%
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This statistic presents the share of online dating users in the United States who have had a negative experience with online dating app or services as of January 2018, sorted by type. During the survey period, 31 percent of respondents stated that they had blocked or reported someone on a dating app or service, while 34 percent additionally stated to have been contacted by someone in a way that them feel uncomfortable.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 18 to 20, 2018
Number of respondents
644 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
internet users who have used a dating app / service
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: Have you ever experienced any of the following when using an online dating app or service? Please select all that apply. -
Been contacted by someone in a way that made you uncomfortable (Among those who have used a dating app/service)
Been sent unsolicited inappropriate pictures (Among those who have used a dating app/service)
Had concerns about your safety (Among those who have used a dating app/service)
Had to block or report someone (Among those who have used a dating app/service)
Found out someone lied about their identity or been catfished (Among those who have used a dating app/service)

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