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Published on February 7th, 2014 | by Travis Korte


Americans’ Online Dating Habits

The Pew Internet & American Life Project conducted 2,252 telephone interviews to learn about Americans’ online dating habits. The interviewers asked participants about their opinions of online dating services, whether they had ever looked up exes on social media sites, whether they had ever ended a relationship via text message, and dozens of other questions. The responses were compiled into a report released in October, 2013, which found that 11% of American adults had used some kind of online dating service and broke down usage patterns by demographic. The raw response data is available freely for download in CSV and other common formats.

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About the Author

Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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