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Do Men and Women Use Dating Apps Differently?

Looking for love? Odds are that you’ve tried a location-based dating app such as Tinder or Hinge in the hopes of meeting new people nearby. In fact, more than 90 million people worldwide check out potential partners online. In 2015, the research company GlobalWebIndex surveyed users in 32 countries and found that 62 percent of dating app users are men, and that these apps are most popular among people aged 16 to 34. According to The New York Times, men are easier to please on these sites -- "swiping right" on 46 percent of their matches, while women are only interested in about 14 percent of their potential partners.

I love you, and you, and you:

  • There are 50 million active members on the high-profile dating app Tinder, but it's not the only option; in China, people looking for love frequent social networking apps such as Momo.
  • The New York Times estimated that men spend 7.2 minutes in an average Tinder session, while women spend 8.5 minutes swiping through their options.
  • Tinder sees more than 1 billion profile swipes a day, but only 12 million of those turn into matches. An even smaller percentage of those swipes turn into actual dates.
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