“Love at first sight” will most likely involve the use of a computer screen, according to a recent study.
Rosenfeld says that the “traditional” method of meeting a romantic partner has actually been happening less frequently since 1940. And now, statistics show that making a connection online has actually surpassed meeting “the old fashioned way”, through mutual friends, family, religious groups or based on proximity.
One of Rosenfield’s biggest findings? That the stigma associated with online dating has seemed to have worn off, and as the technology improves, so does the trust that people have in online dating mediums.
Rosenfeld’s work is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.