College online dating statistics
Two-thirds of the singles and fling-seekers in America’s online-dating market are older than 34, IBISWorld data show.Pew Research surveys show 45-to-54-year-olds in America are just as likely to date online as 18-to-24 year olds, either because they’re divorced or far from the easier dating scenes of college campuses and first jobs.
” Both companies are dominant forces in America’s $2.2 billion online-dating industry, which in the last few years has quickly become a bedrock of the American love life.In the last few years, we’ve been hearing a lot about various online dating websites.Internet dating has largely changed how we date, and this is likely due to the increase in mobile dating apps and the accessibility of Internet dating.In a survey conducted by The Ithacan, 73 percent of 132 student respondents said they know someone who uses online dating, and 31 percent said they use online dating.Seventy-one percent said they use Tinder, with Grindr — a similar dating app — coming in at 19 percent.Swiping to the left, or disliking him, would send his profile away forever.
Tinder is an increasingly popular online dating app available on i OS and Android devices that presents a user’s pictures, age, first name and location information.
With the industry expected to grow by another $100 million every year through 2019, analysts say the dating game is increasingly becoming a battle of the ages, with both sides hoping their age-based gambles yield the most profit from those looking for love.
It’s not clear that the young and perky are the best market for corporate matchmakers.
, says 50% of its users are in the college age group -- 18-24.
Sydney Mastrandrea, a sophomore at the University of Miami, said the fact that students say they use the app to find friends likely isn't the whole truth.
The majority (58%) said that they've never even gone on a date using the popular apps.