Average age for dating
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
So, I’m sorry, Seth, but these numbers just don’t properly represent you.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids are starting to date earlier than ever before, with the average age 12-and-a-half for girls and 13-and-a-half for boys.
While dating age depends on a number of factors, and varies from child to child, many parents agree that dating should begin slow and supervised.
In 64 percent of heterosexual couples, the man is older.
In 23 percent, the woman is older, and in the remaining 13 percent, the partners are less than 12 months apart in age.