Men Are At Their ‘Loneliest,’ Representing 62% Of Dating App Users

Written by on August 11, 2022

Men outnumber women on dating sites and have become the largest growing group of long-term single people in the last 30 years, according to a psychologist backed by research shared in Psychology Today.

One study shared by the outlet from Pew Research Center in 2019 suggests that men, ages 25-54, are the fastest growing group of long-term single people since 1990. It will only worsen for them in the future, while they represent approximately 62% of dating app users—outnumbering women. Another Science Direct study conducted in 2021 with over 40,000 people showed that men reported more loneliness than women.

Board Certified Couple and Family Psychologist Greg Matos said the research shows it will be more challenging for men to find their matches over time. Matos says women “prefer men who are emotionally available, good communicators, and share similar values.” Also, dating apps are a massive driver of romantic connections, but men outnumber women significantly, representing 62% of users, lowering their chances of getting matches.

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