Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies! Online dating websites and apps have vastly developed and have expanded the pool of potential partners. Knowing that ReportLinker conducted a survey to answer three questions:
- Are men and women looking for the same thing when using these services? Love, friendship or a casual hookup?
- What are the most important criteria when looking for love online?
- What are the main drawbacks?
The comedian Aziz Ansari wrote in Time. “The biggest changes have been brought by the $2.4 billion online-dating industry, which has exploded in the past few years with the arrival of dozens of mobile apps. Throw in the fact that people now get married later in life than ever before, turning their early 20s into a relentless hunt for more romantic options.”
Key findings show that:
- 70% of Millennials use Tinder and the most popular services among all single adults are Tinder, Match.com, Plenty of Fish and OkCupid.
Among all users:
- 60% say finding true love is their primary motivation
- followed by meeting new friends (41%)
- and hookups (34%
When meeting someone online:
- Age is the most important criteria (25%)
- followed by the level of education (15%)
- the professional situation (15%)
- and the physical appearance (15%)
In terms of perception:
- More than half of single adults say they view the services negatively (54%)
- Women especially are more likely to be skeptical about using dating apps (63%)
- And the main drawbacks include the lack of seriousness (30%) and the easiness to misrepresent who you really are (21%)
To see all the survey results click here.
The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Singles.
To help unattached Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub’s data team compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from “share of single adults” to “movie costs” to “nightlife options per capita.”
|Best States for Singles||Worst States for Singles|
|9||District of Columbia||50||Alabama|
Best vs. Worst
- The District of Columbia has the highest share of single adults, 69.58 percent, 1.8 times higher than in Utah, which has the lowest at 38.44 percent.
- North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for single population, 4.58 percent, 3.5 times lower than in Mississippi, which has the highest at 15.81 percent.
- The District of Columbia has the most full-service restaurants per 100,000 residents, 124.48, 2.3 times more than in Utah, which has the fewest at 54.59.
- New Hampshire has the most fitness and recreational facilities per 100,000 residents, 16.54, 2.9 times more than in Hawaii, which has the fewest at 5.76.
- Wyoming has the most movie theaters per 100,000 residents, 4.49, 5.2 times more than in Louisiana, which has the fewest at 0.86.
- Vermont has the lowest violent-crime rate per 100,000 residents, 118, 10.8 times lower than in the District of Columbia, which has the highest at 1,269.
To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit:
To determine the most romantic yet affordable cities for celebrating the Day of Hearts, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 20 key metrics, ranging from “florists per capita” to “number of attractions” to “cost of a three-course meal for two.”
|Top 20 Places for Celebrating Valentine’s Day|
|1||San Francisco, CA||11||Tampa, FL|
|2||Scottsdale, AZ||12||Austin, TX|
|3||Orlando, FL||13||Irvine, CA|
|4||Honolulu, HI||14||Chandler, AZ|
|5||Seattle, WA||15||St. Louis, MO|
|6||Las Vegas, NV||16||Minneapolis, MN|
|7||Atlanta, GA||17||Henderson, NV|
|8||Portland, OR||18||Washington, DC|
|9||San Diego, CA||19||Plano, TX|
|10||Denver, CO||20||Colorado Springs, CO|
To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-cities-for-valentines-day/10056/
Valentine’s Day Fun Facts
- $18.2 Billion: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2017.
- $4.3 Billion: Will be spent by the 18.7% of celebrators who plan to buy jewelry.
- $2 Billion: Will be spent by the 34.7% of celebrators who plan to buy flowers.
- 53 Percent: Share of women who said they would break up with their significant others if they receive nothing for Valentine’s Day.
- 20 Percent: Share of people who will buy Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets.
Hope you enjoyed these Love and Dating statistics as Much as I have!
Happy Valentine’s Day!