Pew research online dating


01-Aug-2017 14:47

The dating app Tinder is shown on an Apple i Phone in this photo illustration taken February 10, 2016.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a survey shows that more Americans are looking for love through online dating, with more than four times as many young adults using mobile apps than in 2013.

That is, online dating sites use the conceptual framework of a "marketplace metaphor" to help people find potential matches, with layouts and functionalities that make it easy to quickly browse and select profiles in a manner similar to how one might browse an online store.Others utilize the freemium revenue model, offering free registration and use, with optional, paid, premium services.