Dating site demographics
Classics and standbys, Survey Monkey Intelligence has released data based off of last's month usage that shows just how far and away some app's popularity is.
The app’s data proves that black women and Asian men are the demographics on which the highest number of people swipe “left,” thereby rejecting them.
By distilling dates down to a profile picture and a swipe, Tinder encourages users to act on their knee-jerk reactions, and that lightning fast process lights up corners of our minds we haven’t fully grappled with as a society.
Black women and Asian men make up two demographics that have been long stigmatized as not-ideal sexual and romantic partners. It’s that the app compiles data on the quick preferences, and prejudices, of millions around the world, exposing an uncomfortable and racist reality.
Established in 2004, a whole six years prior to Tinder, the dating site OKCupid ensured its longevity when it sought help from Tinder in 2013 to implement the swipe into its own platform.
Although why you would ever be an awkward first date while hurling through the sky in a metal bird is beyond me.
But despite all the different options available, there are still some clear front-runners in the dating app department.
Tinder revolutionized the dating world when it was launched five years ago.
The dating app’s unique design inspired a surge of location-based “swipe” apps which collectively morphed online dating from an odd, secretive habit into an acceptable way to meet partners.
In what will be no surprise to anyone on the dating scene today, a new report from Pew shows that "online," is increasingly the answer to that that age-old question "How did you two meet?
" The study published Thursday from the Pew Research Center found that 15 percent of all Americans have used some form of online dating — up from the 11 percent in a Pew study conducted in 2013.
The face of online dating itself is also changing: Nine percent of Americans now use dating apps, up from three percent over the same time period.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating