Most people using dating apps increase their activity around Valentine’s Day: Intel survey

In an effort to understand how consumers are interacting with dating websites/apps, Intel Security conducted a survey to see how people are sharing personal information with potential mates, and running the risk of exposing very personal details to the world.


In an effort to understand how consumers are interacting with dating websites/apps, Intel Security conducted a survey to see how people are sharing personal information with potential mates worldwide.

According to this survey, the majority of people who use dating apps/websites increase their activity around Valentine’s Day. It is said that people are very open with the personal information that they share in their profile. Many share their photos, birth date, occupation or email addresses while 20 percent even share their phone number and almost 11 percent share their work or home address as well. 

The survey stated that 41 percent of the (former) users of dating websites/apps indicate to have shared an intimate photo of themselves with someone they were speaking with through an online dating website or app, before meeting them in person. Males significantly more often share intimate photos than females respectively.

Around 64 percent of people share occupation, while 60 percent share phone numbers and 56 percent share email address with their match. 23 percent indicate to share their home address as well.

39 percent of the (former) users of dating websites or apps have met an online match after being in contact with them for less than two weeks while 43 percent of the (former) users of dating websites or apps have experienced a match who was misrepresenting themselves online.