Some 41% of American adults say they know someone who uses online dating, while 29% indicate they know someone who has married or entered into a long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.When Karin Denison was in her early 20s, it seemed that all her peers were coupling up and planning to live happily ever after.
I would expect New York City to be a mecca of singles. The reporting and research website City Lab notes that singles are in the majority in 27 out of 50 states.
But in terms of percentage ranking, New Orleans tops the list with 58%. The lowest percentage of singles in any state is 43.7% -- in Utah.
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For young adults in particular, this overall increase in online dating usage has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the use of mobile dating apps.
Fully 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, a more than fourfold increase from the 5% who reported using dating apps in 2013.