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The areas of most rapid growth were the youngest adults (ages 18-24) and older Americans in their 50s and 60s. "Definitely the most surprising aspect is the huge jump in online dating use by very young adults, specifically people in their late teens and early 20s," said Aaron Smith, Pew associate director of research.
"If you look at all the academic literature, it says this is a group that should not need online dating, because they are surrounded by young, available single people," Smith said.
"I'm a Tinder man, I admit it," said Dave Mechler, 28, of Jefferson Hills, Pa. There's no expectation other than saying 'I'm not interested.'" A Point Park University graduate, Mechler has met girlfriends online.
"You don't really meet people at work, and the bar scene is tiresome from a guy's point of view, striking up a conversation at a bar is really, really hard. He is among an influential group: Pew research backs previous data indicating higher levels of education and income translate into knowing those who use such services.
The messages were all nice, although one user messaged me three times.
Users age 18 to 24 say they have increased their clicking and swiping almost threefold since 2013: from 10 percent to 27 percent.
This marks the biggest jump; older survey participants indicate they've doubled their usage of higher-tech ways to meet people. Bumble is designed to let women make the first move, or just find a friend.
In total, I received 34 messages, all of which were very nice.
I never replied to any of the messages, however there were a few men who messaged me twice despite that, in an attempt to get a response.