Online dating statistics by country
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.For every 1,000 married Asian women, only 860 Asian men are married.In comparison, for every 1,000 married African-American women, there were 1,059 married African-American men.On the flip side, 15 percent of Hispanic men have a non-Hispanic wife.In marriages involving Hispanics and Whites, it is 1.17 times more likely that the wife is Hispanic and the husband is White than the other way around.Instead of looking at raw data which may not feel that relevant to your life, it's more interesting to examine how often men and women of each race have interracial marriages.
This can occasionally cause a problem if you only want to date or marry someone of your own race.Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.When Asians and Whites marry, the situation is nearly reversed.In these marriages, it is 3.08 times more likely for the husband to be White and the wife to be Asian. When these couples do marry, it's 6.15 times more likely that the husband will be African-American and the wife Asian.
When looking for love, look beyond race, and for that matter, beyond appearance, social status and economic bracket as well.