Dating someone online
Until relatively recently, people met potential partners through friends, family, school and other shared activities.
According to research by Rosenfeld and Thomas (2012), internet dating steadily increased reaching a plateau in 2009.
There’s no interaction, and that means no chance to get to know each other more.Lastly, in spite of the rise in online dating, only 5% of married couples or those in a committed relationship say they met their partners online, and 88% of people say they met their partners via conventional means.So while online dating is on the rise, most online relationships do not lead to long-term committed relationships. (2013), a higher percentage, 30%, of married couples in their sample met online, and those that did were slightly but significantly more likely to stay together and report greater marital satisfaction.At that time, 22% of heterosexual couples reported meeting online.Meeting online was the third most common way of meeting, after introduction by friends, and close behind meeting randomly in public settings (bars, restaurants, parties, etc.).