U.S. user actions before meeting somebody via online dating 2019, by gender

This statistic presents the most common activities of online dating users in the United States prior to physically meeting someone they met on a dating website or app as of January 2019, sorted by gender. According to the findings, 60 percent of female respondents reported that they searched the name of the person they met on a dating website or app prior to meeting them in person, and 63 percent of female respondents stated that they looked at their potential date's social media profiles prior to any physical meet up.

Most common activities of online dating users in the United States prior to physically meeting someone they met on a dating website or app as of January 2019, by gender

MaleFemale
Searched their name online50%60%
Searched their phone number online26%14%
Looked at their social media profiles57%63%
Done a reverse image search using their photos14%15%
Run a background check on them11%19%
None of these24%21%
Prefer not to say-2%
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 29 to 30, 2019

Number of respondents

194 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

all U.S. adults who have met someone in person through a dating website/app

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: "Which, if any, of the following have you done before physically meeting someone you met on a dating website/app for the first time? Please check all that apply."

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