We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.
Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.
Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.
It is important for youth to be able to recognize signs of unhealthy relationships before they escalate.Knowledge is the key to keeping teens safe with friends, dates, strangers, and others.This program uses realistic scenarios and interviews to: • Give information about date rape drugs and how they work • Demonstrate six strategies to prevent date rape • Illustrate the common warning signs of an unhealthy relationship • Introduce/reinforce the concept of “inappropriate touch” • Provide teens with resources if abuse is occurring at home or school Run time: 19 minutes Audience: Grades 6 - Adult Closed Captioned Ranked #7.When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.