How Popular Is Online-Dating in Russia?

Internet dating has become the hottest trend in the last decade or so! It’s a great way to meet people and helps people get over common hurtles in the dating world. Introverts don’t have to navigate a bar scene. People don’t have to waste time talking to one person at a time. You can be blunt about what you are looking for because there is bound to be a handful of people out there looking for the same thing!

With online dating being a quickly growing world-wide trend, it should be no surprise that around 50% of internet users in Russia are also using dating websites or searching for online dating websites. Russians between 20 and 60 years of age, of all genders, are searching for dating websites. In the last month, there has been 15,440 searches for ‘online dating’ and related keywords, all originating from Russia!

What is most surprising is that over half of these were searches with “+relationship.” This means that over half of the people searching for online dating outlets, were also searching for a place to potentially strike a relationship with another person as well. Users sign up for dating websites for all sorts of reasons, the main being hooking up, so it comes as a bit of a shock that over 50% of Russian users are wanting something more! Other, so, than looking for people for free sex or a one night stand.

Online-dating isn’t as popular in Russia as it is in the United States, but it is quickly growing traction. With searches for ‘online dating’ growing every month, it will soon be just as common. If not more so, with so many users searching for serious relationships. Introverts, awkward talkers, and more can find online what they struggle to find in real life.