The Internet Has Changed How Couples Meet

Source: Stanford, Department of Sociology Published: July 2019 n = 5,421 heterosexual couples

Source: Stanford, Department of Sociology
Published: July 2019
n = 5,421 heterosexual couples

The Internet Has Changed How Couples Meet

Circulated: July 17, 2019

For heterosexual couples in the U.S., meeting online has become the most popular way couples meet, eclipsing meeting through friends for the first time around 2013. The researchers find that Internet meeting is displacing the roles that family and friends once played in bringing couples together.