One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps.About one-in-five 18- to 24-year olds (22%) now report using mobile dating apps; in 2013, only 5% reported doing so.One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades.From cohabitation to same-sex marriage to interracial and interethnic marriage, here are eight facts about love and marriage in the United States. About nine-in-ten Americans (88%) cited love as a very important reason to get married, ahead of making a lifelong commitment (81%) and companionship (76%), according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey.
That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage when we first asked this question in 2005.
Fewer said financial stability (28%) or legal rights and benefits (23%) were very important reasons to marry.
However, being a good financial provider was seen as particularly important for men to be a good husband or partner, according to a 2017 survey by the Center.
In contrast, 65% of those ages 25 and older with at least a four-year college degree were married in 2015. In 2015, for every 1,000 married adults ages 50 and older, 10 had divorced – up from five in 1990. Four-in-ten new marriages in 2013 included a spouse who had said “I do” (at least) once before, and in 20% of new marriages both spouses had been married at least once before. Among previously married men (those who were ever divorced or widowed), 64% took a second walk down the aisle, compared with 52% of previously married women, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of 2013 Census Bureau data.
Among those ages 65 and older, the divorce rate roughly tripled since 1990. One possible reason for this disparity is that women are less interested than men in remarrying.