Similarly, 6% of smartphone owners have used a mobile dating app.
Although online dating sites are relatively common among a range of age cohorts, mobile dating apps are primarily popular with Americans in their mid-20s through mid-30s.
In particular, many services now offer cell phone apps that allow users to update their profile, search the profiles of others, and find potential dates in their area using their mobile phone.
For the first time in our 2013 survey we asked specifically about the use of these cell phone dating apps.
Is it that time in your life that you are ready to find a single Hispanic man to be your partner in life?
Or are you only looking for someone to go on a fishing date with you this weekend?
Since 85% of the population now goes online, that means that one out of every ten Americans (9%) has used an online dating site at one point or another.The college-educated and those in their mid-twenties through mid-forties are especially likely to use online dating sites.As we did in our previous study, we presented online dating site users with an open-ended follow-up question asking which particular dating site(s) they have used.Among those who use cell phone apps, 7% say that they have specifically used a dating app on their phone.Since 45% of all Americans are app users, that means that 3% of the overall adult population has used a cell phone dating app at one point or another.