Age group uses dating sites

If that user also swiped you right, then you get matched up and are free to talk. Well, things get a little less simple when you consider who's on Tinder right now.

While there are plenty of twenty-, thirty- and forty-somethings on the app, there has been a reported rise of teenagers using the app.

Thirty-eight percent of Americans who are "single and looking" say they've used an online dating site or mobile dating app, according to a new study.

The report due out Monday from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project suggests that attitudes toward online dating "have progressed in a clearly positive direction." In fact, 59 percent of Internet users agree that online dating is a good way to meet people. As Americans shop, socialize and entertain themselves online, a growing number are turning to the Internet to find dates.

Whites are slightly more likely to use dating sites than other ethnicities - 11 percent compared with 7 percent for blacks and 5 percent of Hispanics, according to the survey.

), the elderly, and elders (in many cultures—including the cultures of aboriginal people).

You swipe that person's photo to the right if you want to confirm your interest, or left if you're not down to talk more.

People in the age ranges that fall in the Gen X to the Silent Generation share a fairly similar pattern of people who like reading blogs and rating products.

Online dating is shedding its stigma as a refuge for the desperate, but people who use sites such as and e Harmony are still in the minority.

Considering the fact that when you're on Tinder, the age range you can select begins at 18 years old, that means a bunch of kids are using the app and pretending they're older — which is definitely not good.

That said, the last several years have seen plenty of technology advances for the social lives of teenagers that were and are disconcerting to adults.