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

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, by age group. According to the findings, 60 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 to 34 years reported that they searched the name of the person they met on a dating website or app prior to meeting them in person, and 74 percent of respondents from the same age group 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 age group

18 to 34 years35 to 54 years55+ years
Searched their name online60%56%45%
Searched their phone number online17%31%8%
Looked at their social media profiles74%56%46%
Done a reverse image search using their photos23%14%4%
Run a background check on them14%20%7%
None of these12%23%37%
Prefer not to say3%--
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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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