Millions of Americans never have to leave the house to find love (or sex). About four in 10 heterosexual couples (39 percent) and six in 10 same-sex couples (65 percent) who got together in 2017 met online, according to a new working paper from researchers at Stanford University and the University of New Mexico. Meanwhile, heterosexual couples’ conventional methods of connecting with a partner — via family, neighborhood and church, for example — have fallen in popularity over nearly eight decades, the study found. The research, drawing upon the nationally representative How Couples Meet and Stay Together dataset, found that connecting online had outstripped meeting through friends among heterosexual couples in 2013. Meeting on the information superhighway, the authors added, is “displacing” friends’ and family members’ once-prominent matchmaking roles..
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