These are the most common ways to find a partner

Find out how the internet is changing our relationships

Stars Insider

17/07/19 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Dating

>didir="ltr">“How did you meet?” The familiar question has historically been answered with romantic or quirky tales of mutual friends and chance encounters, all of which compel a chorus of oohs and aws. But, in recent times, those tales have taken a drastic turn—whether for better or worse remains unclear. 

For a very long time, likely since the very beginning of time, close friends and family have been the most prominent way to establish new connections with other people. From the end of World War II until 2013, most heterosexual Americans were still meeting their romantic partners through friends, family, school, work, and so forth. It seems, however, that those networks are becoming increasingly more irrelevant. 

According to a new dataset analysis, the internet may have largely replaced friends and family as a way for couples to meet. Online dating is revolutionizing romance. 

We’ve looked extensively at how technology has changed the way we interact with others, but not as much at how it changes who we interact with. Particularly in the realm of romantic relationships, there’s a notable shift happening that affects many parts of dating. Check out this gallery to see how couples are meeting, and why meeting on the internet is so appealing>

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