An empirical analysis of online dating

Today 27% of these young adults report that they have done so, up from just 10% in early 2013. Fully 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, a more than fourfold increase from the 5% who reported using dating apps in 2013. One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app …

A recent survey of 19,000 people who married between 20 found that 35 percent of these new couples met online, with about half of those meeting through an online dating site (Cacioppo et al., 2013).

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We then discuss the conditions under which the user's observed behavior reveals their mate preferences. Mate preferences and matching outcomes in online dating.

We estimate these preferences and relate them to own and partner attributes.

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