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Even today, the vast majority of Americans who are in a marriage, partnership, or other serious relationship say that they met their partner through offline—rather than online—means.
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At the same time, the proportion of Americans who say that they met their current partner online has doubled in the last eight years. This question was asked of everyone in a marriage or other long-term partnership, including many whose relationships were initiated well before meeting online was an option.
Younger adults are also more likely than older ones to say that their relationship began online. In addition, people who have used online dating are ificantly more likely to say that their relationship began online than are those who have never used online dating. Compared with when we conducted our first study of dating and relationships inmany more Americans are using online tools to check up on people they used to date, and to flirt with potential or current love interests:. And while younger adults are also more likely than their elders to look up past flames online, this behavior is still relatively common among Retired man colorado mtn s wanting a woman cohorts.
Today six out of every ten Americans use social networking sites SNS such as Facebook or Twitter, and these sites are often intertwined with the way they experience their past and present romantic relationships:. Younger adults are especially likely to live out their relationships through social networking sites. These sites are also being used as a source of background research on potential romantic partners.
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