Love in the digital age: New study says couples most likely to meet online

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“Love at first sight” will most likely involve the use of a computer screen, according to a recent study

A Stanford sociologist, Michael Rosenfeld, has found that United States heterosexual couples are more likely to meet online than meeting in person or through personal contacts and connections. 

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

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