Rosenfeld, a lead author on the research and a professor of sociology in the School of Humanities and Sciences, drew on a nationally representative 2017 survey of American adults and found that about 39 percent of heterosexual couples reported meeting their partner online, compared to 22 percent in 2009.
How many people get married to someone they met online?
Among people who met online, 36% had been married before they met their current or most recent partner, compared with 26% of those who met offline.
What percentage of couples meet through friends?
One in Five Met Through Mutual Friends About 19 percent of couples met via this commonality, whether an introduction was facilitated through a direct friend or friend of a friend.
How many relationships are there online?
According to a new Pew Research Center report on online dating, out today, 30% of U.S. adults have at some point used a dating app or website. Thats up from just 11% in 2013. A smaller number of U.S. adults, 12%, said they found a long-term relationship via online dating.