If you met your partner in 1995, chances are the bar, party with friends, school, or work was probably the first meeting spot. However, with the emergence of technology and dating apps like Tinder and eHarmony – a lot has changed in the dating arena. In fact, a recent survey by Stanford University indicates that the majority of couples today are opting to meet their partner online.
The survey queried around 5,421 U.S. adults regarding the ‘first meeting’ with their partners. While traditional meeting points such as acquaintance through friends, parties, and restaurants was common during the 1995 era, the year 2017 saw a sharp rise in ‘meeting through online dating platforms.’
In fact, Stanford University reports that the number of heterosexuals who met their partner on an online medium increased from 2% to 37% between the years of 1995 and 2017. On the other hand, meeting at a bar/restaurant has also increased between the surveyed years from 19% to 27%.
Interestingly, the same numbers have dropped when researchers asked about couples’ meeting through friends, family, and even at school or work.
Infographic by: www.statista.com