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Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.“It’s turned into a game,” said Tim Smith, a 21-year-old student from Hampstead, Md.When he’s bored, he swipes on women on Tinder, even when he doesn’t feel like talking to anyone.“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.Just look at how many people seeking dates or mates are flocking to matchmaking sites and apps.Fully 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, a more than fourfold increase from the 5% who reported using dating apps in 2013.