Methodology Statement for the “Mobile’s Impact on Dating and Relationships” Study:
This report summarizes an online survey of up to 70 questions, conducted by an independent research firm between May 8 and May 13, 2013. 1,500 respondents recruited by the independent research firm completed the online survey. The respondent panel has the following criteria:
- 50% Male and 50% Female
- Balanced by region in the U.S.
- Between the ages of 21 and 50 and evenly distributed across the following four age ranges: 21-26, 27-34, 35-42, 43-50
- Single marital status and either currently dating, planning to date in the near future, or been in a relationship with a significant other for less than two years
- Smartphone owner and user
The resulting survey panel includes single respondents with the following composition:
- 79% have at least some college and 42% have a four-year college degree
- 26% have children under the age of 18 living in their household, 33% of women and 18% of men, with 35% of those ages 35-42
The total survey has a sampling error of ±2.5%.
Methodology Statement for the “State of Dating in America” Study:
The following data summarizes an online survey consisting of up to 84 questions, which was administered by an independent research firm between Aug. 7 and Sept. 21, 2012. Respondents completed the survey through an online interface and were recruited by the independent research firm and the JDate online database. The criteria for respondents included:
- English speaking
- Male or female
- Located in the United States
- Between the ages of 18 and 60
- Single marital status
- Online or offline dater who is currently not married and dating or planning to date in the near future, OR is in a relationship with a partner for less than two years
A total of 2,734 singles were surveyed, with Christian and Jewish singles being oversampled. The total consisted of 641 offline daters and 2,093 online daters. Results from the total sample can be interpreted to be accurate with a ±3% confidence interval. Results have been weighted to reflect the U.S. population statistics available from published sources and this survey based on age, gender, religion and use of online dating.