Dating site usage statistics
Despite the large base of internet users in India, only 26 percent of the Indian population accessed the internet in 2015.
This is a significant increase in comparison to the previous years, considering the internet penetration rate in India stood at about 10 percent in 2011.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
Compared with eight years ago, online daters in 2013 are more likely to actually go out on dates with the people they meet on these sites.
Some 66% of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through an online dating site or app, up from 43% of online daters who had done so when we first asked this question in 2005.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.