Disintermediating your friends: How online dating in the United States displaces other ways of meeting.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
We present data from a nationally representative 2017 survey of American adults. For heterosexual couples in the United States, meeting online has become the most popular way couples meet, eclipsing meeting through friends for the first time around 2013. Moreover, among the couples who meet online, the proportion who have met through the mediation of third persons has declined over time. We find that Internet meeting is displacing the roles that family and friends once played in bringing couples together.
View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.1908630116
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