Internet dating uptake by country
Local startups such as Wavoo and Setipe are facing off against foreign apps like Gather and Tinder from the U.
S., Spotted from Germany and Singapore's Paktor, all of which are targeting the Indonesian market.
According to the Association of Internet Service Providers in Indonesia, the country has roughly 100 million internet users, a 40% penetration rate of the population of about 250 million.
Indonesia also has 65.2 million smartphone users, a figure that is projected to grow to 92 million by 2019, according to research firm e Marketer.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.Some 22% of 25-34 year olds and 17% of 35-44 year olds are online daters.To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.