Percentage of men and women using mobile dating apps
The highest-levels of dating app usage in the US can be found in California, followed by Texas and New York. Roughly speaking, we see higher usage on the coasts, though it’s a little more complicated than that in reality. Ogury report that males outnumber women the most in highly-populated states.
The closest thing we have to balance is the extremely sparsely-populated Wyoming (the population of Manhattan alone is nearly three times greater), where just over a third of dating app users are women. From the standpoint of heterosexual men, California has the worst ratio, with less than a quarter of dating app profiles belonging to women.
Dating app usage in the US
One of the questions looked into by the Queen Mary/Sapienza/Royal Ottawa Health Care Group were how male and female Tinder demographics differed in their reasons for choosing to use the app. They found that – fitting neatly with the stereotypes – that male Tinder users were far more interested in one-night stands than female users.
Female users, on the other hand, were more interested in chatting and looking at profiles. Male and female users were closest in their desire to meet a partner, with male users slightly more keen. Male users were most interested in short-term dating.
Differences between male and female Tinder user intention
SimpleTexting found that men using online dating apps (Tinder being the most popular in this survey) were far more likely to have had a one-night stand than women. Nearly two thirds of women reported having never had a one-night stand, compared to 41% of men.
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