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"I'm a Tinder man, I admit it," said Dave Mechler, 28, of Jefferson Hills, Pa. There's no expectation other than saying 'I'm not interested.'" A Point Park University graduate, Mechler has met girlfriends online.
"You don't really meet people at work, and the bar scene is tiresome from a guy's point of view, striking up a conversation at a bar is really, really hard. He is among an influential group: Pew research backs previous data indicating higher levels of education and income translate into knowing those who use such services.
The app has generated over one billion matches since its start, and subscriber estimates vary between 100,000 and 297,000 users.
This marks the biggest jump; older survey participants indicate they've doubled their usage of higher-tech ways to meet people. Bumble is designed to let women make the first move, or just find a friend.The dating services industry includes several different segments.Online Dating Websites: Sites such as Match.com, Plenty of Fish, e Harmony, and hundreds more bring affordable and convenient matchmaking services to America’s 124 million singles.The ability to connect instantaneously through an app is an appealing aspect to many single consumers.Because this apps is free, it makes its profits through ads and its premium service, Tinder Plus.
The areas of most rapid growth were the youngest adults (ages 18-24) and older Americans in their 50s and 60s. "Definitely the most surprising aspect is the huge jump in online dating use by very young adults, specifically people in their late teens and early 20s," said Aaron Smith, Pew associate director of research.