Information on online dating
Data was weighted to be globally representative and consistent, split equally between men and women, and not all the results from the study have been included in this report.
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To understand the topic better and to help users protect themselves when they are dating online, Kaspersky Lab has undertaken a study into people’s online dating habits. An online survey conducted by research firm B2B International and Kaspersky Lab in August 2017 assessed the attitudes of 21,081 users aged over 16 years old from 32 countries.
This report outlines the responses of 6,458 online dating users from 30 of the countries surveyed (answers from respondents in China and the UAE have been excluded) regarding their online activity, including the types of devices they use, the kind of information they share, and any concerns they might have about online dating apps and services.
Certainly, online dating provides all the convenience of making it quick and easy to meet people.
Are online daters giving away too much about themselves?
Are they, through online dating, exposing themselves and their devices to malicious people – or indeed malware – all too easily?
Plus, it’s an activity that’s available across multiple devices, at all times of day and night.
Our study asked people why they turn to online dating and while half (48%) said they mostly use online dating for fun, other reasons were also evident, with some saying they are looking for more meaningful relationships, and around one-in-ten simply looking for sex (13%).