Still another 23 percent utilize the schoolyard approach and send the word out through a friend. If you're into online dating, you're hardly alone: 40 million Americans use online dating services; that's about 40 percent of our entire U.
“Even though a large percentage of marriages in recent years have resulted from couples meeting online, looking for partners online may potentially suppress the desire for getting married,” said report author Dr Aditi Paul.
Although Rosenfeld says the paper is a "serious and interesting paper" and "Cacioppo is a serious scholar with a big reputation," he is concerned that "the use of an Internet survey which leaves non-Internet households out might bias the results."Harris Interactive says the results have been weighted to correct for potential bias in its online surveys.
Other new data released last month from a Pew Research Center survey found that just 15% of Americans report not using the Internet.
" I did the other day, and because I wondered it out loud—and because the person I love is a social scientist—he immediately looked it up in a book called .The study was published in the online journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.More than a third of recent marriages in the USA started online, according to a study out Monday that presents more evidence of just how much technology has taken hold of our lives."Societally, we are going to increasingly meet more of our romantic partners online as we establish more of an online presence in terms of social media," says Caitlin Moldvay, a dating industry senior analyst for market research firm IBISWorld in Santa Monica, Calif.It was commissioned by the dating website e Harmony, according to the study's conflict of interest statement.Company officials say e Harmony paid Harris Interactive 0,000 to field the research.