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Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.
But technology has changed dating dramatically and will continue to do so.
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.
This is largely due to the fact that women are outperforming men educationally and professionally.
So the college-educated guy has options – and that is a strong incentive to delay commitment.
That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.