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

U.S. negative experiences with online dating app or service 2018, by gender 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 gender. During the survey period, 42 percent of female respondents stated that they had been contacted by somebody in a way that had made them feel uncomfortable. Only 25 percent of male respondents stated the same.
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MaleFemale
Been contacted by someone in a way that made you uncomfortable25%42%
Had to block or report someone23%39%
Been sent unsolicited inappropriate pictures20%32%
Had concerns about your safety26%32%
Found out someone lied about their identity or been catfished38%30%
MaleFemale
Been contacted by someone in a way that made you uncomfortable25%42%
Had to block or report someone23%39%
Been sent unsolicited inappropriate pictures20%32%
Had concerns about your safety26%32%
Found out someone lied about their identity or been catfished38%30%
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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 gender. During the survey period, 42 percent of female respondents stated that they had been contacted by somebody in a way that had made them feel uncomfortable. Only 25 percent of male respondents stated the same.
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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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