Michael j rosenfeld online dating
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Rosenfeld found that heterosexual couples are more likely to meet a romantic partner online than through personal contacts and connections.
It seems to me that it's a basic human need to find someone else to partner with and if technology is helping that, then it's doing something useful.
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.
Sonia Hausen, a graduate student in sociology, was a co-author of the paper and contributed to the research.
There are two core technological innovations that have each elevated online dating.
The first innovation was the birth of the graphical World Wide Web around 1995.