Mike reached across the table to examine mine."You were born in 1966? That's so weird."The word rattled around in my head, even after he changed the subject to his upcoming marathon training. The banter that had come so easily seemed stilted in the bar. A week later, he invited me to join him and his friends for a hike, followed by a party.I said yes, but as soon as I got to the meet-up spot, I wanted to drive away. It wasn't what they were wearing—I was wearing an athletic tank top and hiking pants, same as the other women—but they all seemed so carefree.I didn't know them personally, but I was pretty sure none of them had been divorced—which I had by time I was their age.

This is largely due to the introduction of mobile dating apps as one-in-five of young adults ages 18-to-24 (or 22%) say they currently use mobile dating apps.

In 2013, only 5% of this age group were using dating apps.

Research shows that since 2013, three times as many 18-to-24-year-olds have started using online dating.

In 2013, 10% of this age group reported using online dating, whereas, today, 27% are using online dating.

One in five Harvard students has used a school-specific site, as well as 50% of Columbia University and New York University students.

Consider that only 9% of women and 2% of men find relationships at a bar, you’re chances of finding someone are far greater online.

Online dating can take up a lot of time and statistics show that people are keeping themselves busy by searching for someone to date online.

According to these statistics, users spend an average of 77 minutes on mobile dating apps.

In the last few years, we’ve been hearing a lot about various online dating websites.