When OKCupid launched in 2004, it matched people based on how they answered specific questions and then tracked that data.Now, a decade later, the company has released a report of users’ views from 2005 to 2015 and found some surprising trends.Most young singles in America do not describe themselves as actively looking for romantic partners.Even those who are seeking relationships are not dating frequently.At first glance, the survey results suggest ample targets for Cupid among American adults.The table below shows that while the majority of American adults (56% or 113 million people) are not in the dating market (they are married or living as married), the number of potential romance-seekers is still huge.Most notably: Fewer people want sex on the first date.
But today, dating sites and apps are so popular that even your grandma knows what it means to "swipe right" — the digital way of showing interest in another person.
Meanwhile another study looked at the sexual habits of people in Britain over the last 25 years.
Researchers found that people in their 20s are losing their virginity earlier and sleeping with double the number of partners as their parents.
About half (49%) had been on no more than one date in the previous three months.
These findings emerge from a national survey conducted last fall by the Pew Internet & American Life Project looking at the place of online dating in the larger picture of relationships in America.