Considering all of this, perhaps it’s no surprise our study found that as many as 32% of Internet users are dating online.So, if one-in-three people out there are doing it, who is the typical online dater?This tech-savvy age group is likely embracing online dating as a way to meet interesting new people while balancing busy professional lives.Meanwhile, people that class themselves as the head of a company or business owners make up a surprisingly large one-in-ten (11%) of the online dating population.Matching up to danger People tend to share their information even more willingly with matches and it doesn’t take long for online daters to be persuaded to part with personal information about themselves, such as their home address or phone number.
Online daters are most likely to visit dating apps and services from Windows PCs and Android smartphones than any other type of device.
All of this information, in the wrong hands, can be used to track online dating users and their families online and offline, to crack their accounts by guessing passwords, for blackmail, and more.
What’s more, this risky sharing happens faster than you might expect.
Digital technology, especially smart devices, have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people meet each other and establish relationships – romantic or otherwise.
Attitudes towards dating apps and services have grown progressively more positive in recent years.