US survey: Online dating goes mainstream despite some doubts


The icon for the dating app Tinder is seen on the screen of an iPhone in Miami, Florida. The findings show a sharp rise in the use of online services since a prior Pew survey in 2013 when just 11% said they had used a dating site or app and 3% said they found a long-term relationship from these services. — AFP

WASHINGTON: Americans' use of online apps and dating websites to meet potential partners is growing even if many people express concerns about participating in these services, a survey showed on Feb 6.

The Pew Research Center report showed 30% of US adults, and 31% of Internet users have used an app or dating service.

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