Most Americans have swiped their way into a serious relationship

Angela Moscaritolo for PC Magazine:

A new survey from reveals that more than half of Americans (55 percent) have had a serious relationship that began with a dating app.

The most popular dating apps, according to the survey of 400 Americans, are Tinder, PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, Bumble, Christian Mingle, Zoosk, and Grindr.

“Millennials and Gen Xers are casually swiping on Tinder to find love, lust, validation, and even restaurant recommendations,” wrote in a blog post. “Gen Zers prefer PlentyOfFish with its expanded bios and advanced match filters. Though Tinder and PlentyOfFish came out on top, many surveyed online daters cast a wide net by using more than one service at a time.”

Online dating isn’t all roses, though. Three out of four survey respondents said they have had a bad experience with someone they met through a dating app.

MacDailyNews Take: That’s a surprisingly high number, but we guess it really depends on how one defines “serious.”


  1. Having a bad experience on such a sight, is very much related to the tools people use to gauge person ahead of meeting them, and the amount of caution they attach to it.

  2. Apple cynic and Citizen X found true love at the Mac Dating News site… those two ugly peas in a pod deserve each other though, slimy karnts that they both are.

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