Dating and Flirting Online – Dating App 2 Dating Sites 1
Given that Smart phone usage and ownership is growing in leaps and bounds, it is no great surprise that dating apps are now being used more for online dating and flirting than dating sites but the fact that it now official that use of dating apps has overtaken use of dating website for interaction between singles dating or flirting online.
Two of several reports that points to our dating and smartphone usage includes one in a blog at flurry.com which includes an excellent graphic comparing usage of dating apps and sites, the graphic can be seen on flurry website or below. Excerpts from the report that accompanies the graphic follows:
We also found that the number of people using dating apps is growing faster than the number using all apps. In short, dating is a growth category. Overall, the number of unique users of all applications increased 125%, year-over-year, while the number of unique users using mobile dating apps increased by 150% over the same period. Comparing Internet dating to mobile app dating directly, unique users in mobile dating apps now account for about one third compared to the number of Internet dating users, which has doubled over the last year.
The second report is one released by the telecoms regulator about our smartphoe using habit by Ofcom, excerpt follows:
Smartphone users are making far more calls than regular mobile phone owners, with 81% using their device to make calls every day, compared to 53% of regular mobile users, according to the research.
It said this rapid growth in smartphone penetration is beginning to affect the way individuals, and in particular teens, act in social situations.
The vast majority of smartphone users (81%) will have it switched on all the time and four in ten admitted that if it wakes them while in bed, they will answer it.
The future of online dating industry growth seem to be linked to smartphone.