Online is the most common place couples meet today.

Online is the most common place couples meet today. According to a study from Stanford and the University of New Mexico, 39% of heterosexual couples met through online channels in 2017, nearly doubling from 20% in 2010. Meanwhile, just 20% met through friends, 11% through coworkers, and 7% through family. The study summarizes that friends and family are no longer the intermediaries that create new relationships, which “is a fundamental social outcome of the Internet.” (Vice)