Study Says More American Couples Meet Online and in Bars Now than Through Family, Friends (2019)

Study Says More American Couples Meet Online and in Bars Now than Through Family, Friends (2019)

I think it’s sad, frustrating, and unfortunate for Christian singles who’d like to marry that so many churches and Christians do NOT want to take practical steps to help marriage-desiring singles to get married.

And as this study shows, when that happens, when friends, family, and church community refuse to get involved, people use bars and dating sites.

I don’t understand the Christians who promote the “Equally Yoked” rule and yet won’t help Christian singles who’d like to marry – if you’re an “Equally Yoked” advocate (I am not one), wouldn’t you want to ensure that your Christian single friend marries another Christian, rather than take her chances and dates Non-Christians she meets on dating sites and at night clubs?

(Link): Online dating, now the most common way for couples to meet, is desegregating America

(Link): Our Deepest Fears Realized: Most Couples Meet Online Now

Meeting online is trending upward, and fewer and fewer people are meeting at work, school, or through friends or family.

You can read the study in PDF format here
(Link): Disintermediating your friends 

Abstract:
We present new data from a nationally representative 2017 survey of American adults.

For heterosexual couples in the U.S., meeting online has become the most popular way couples meet,
eclipsing meeting through friends for the first time around 2013. Moreover, among the couples who meet online, the proportion who have met through the mediation of third persons has declined over time.

We find that Internet meeting is displacing the roles that family and friends once played in bringing couples together.

(Link): Study: Online Dating Most Common Way to Meet

(Link): Most Couples Now Meet Online, Says Study

(Link): Study says in 2019 more couples meet online than any other way

New research has confirmed what we probably all knew – in 2019, people are meeting through dating apps more than in real life.

“For heterosexual couples in the US, meeting online has become the most popular way couples meet, eclipsing meeting through friends for the first time around 2013,” wrote researchers from Stanford University in the paper “Disintermediating your friends”.

“Moreover, among the couples who meet online, the proportion who have met through the mediation of third persons has declined over time.

“We find that internet meeting is displacing the roles that family and friends once played in bringing couples together.”


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