21-Percent Of Milllenials Met Their Spouse Online, Plus Other Online Dating Stats That Might Surprise You

Charreah K. Jackson Apr, 12, 2018

This article originally appeared in the May issue of ESSENCE

Here’s what’s going on in the relationships of 18-to-36-year-olds.

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43% of current online daters are millennials and 40% of them think digital dating is fun, according to a survey by online legal marketplace Avvo.

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96% of Gen Yers are fascinated by language and interested in learning another one, based on a study by OkCupid and Rosetta Stone.

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Millennials spent more on Valentine's Day gifts for significant others than any other generation (shelling out $92 on average), according to TD Bank's annual Love & Money survey.

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79% of Tinder users have been on a date with someone of a different race.

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21% of millennials who are married or in relationships met their partner online, according to Avvo.

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20 MILLION is the estimated number of new cases of sexually transmitted diseases occurring every year, and more than half of them are in people under 25. It's STI Awareness Month, so it's the perfect time to get tested. No matter your age, if you are sexing, be smart and safe.