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

U.S. negative experiences with online dating app or service 2018, by age group 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 age group. During the survey period, 35 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years stated to have been contacted by someone in a way that made them feel uncomfortable, while 38 percent of respondents aging from 45 to 54 years reported to have found out someone lied about their identity or that they had been catfished.
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18-29 years30-44 years45-54 years55-64 years
Been contacted by someone in a way that made you uncomfortable35%32%30%35%
Been sent unsolicited inappropriate pictures33%25%23%19%
Had concerns about your safety27%31%30%34%
Had to block or report someone33%29%37%23%
Found out someone lied about their identity or been catfished27%36%38%35%
18-29 years30-44 years45-54 years55-64 years
Been contacted by someone in a way that made you uncomfortable35%32%30%35%
Been sent unsolicited inappropriate pictures33%25%23%19%
Had concerns about your safety27%31%30%34%
Had to block or report someone33%29%37%23%
Found out someone lied about their identity or been catfished27%36%38%35%
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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 age group. During the survey period, 35 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years stated to have been contacted by someone in a way that made them feel uncomfortable, while 38 percent of respondents aging from 45 to 54 years reported to have found out someone lied about their identity or that they had been catfished.
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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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