About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.
From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives.
This report details how teens are using technology and the internet to shape and mold their romantic relationships.
“A few connections can really change the panorama of diversity,” says Ortega.
They tested their hypothesis with a simulated social network of male and female “agents” who were looking for a partner of the opposite sex.
But the rise of dating sites like and apps like Tinder has made online dating the norm for many.