Love is in the air and it’s apparent online, where an increasing number of singles find their next date virtually.
Cupid’s arrows hit the target in online dating apps, which have seen triple the users in recent years.
Further, during this period, the usage among 18- to 24-year-olds tripled, while that among 55- to 65-year-olds doubled.
Niche sites cater to people with special interests, such as sports fans, racing and automotive fans, medical or other professionals, people with political or religious preferences (e.g., Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, etc.), people with medical conditions (e.g., HIV , obese), or those living in rural farm communities.
And it’s true that Tinder peppers our map from sea to shining sea.
But the unexpected winner of our virtual lonely hearts club?
Online dating services also differ widely in their revenue streams.
The 2016 Pew Research Center's survey reveals that the usage of online dating sites by American adults increased from 9% in 2013, to 12% in 2015.
Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
At highspeedinternet.com, we wanted to speculate about which platforms get used most often to find partners in each state, and if any patterns emerged in our collective search for the perfect match. Niche apps that focus on demographic factors like religion, gender, or lifestyle are on the rise and trending heavily in certain parts of the country.
We expected to see wide areas of Tinder country, where swiping right is part of the single life.