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.
"I do think mobile dating is going to be the main driver of this growth."The research, based on a survey of more than 19,000 individuals who married between 20, also found relationships that began online are slightly happier and less likely to split than those that started offline.
Hell, I met my girlfriend on Tinder and we've been together over a year and a half now.
It may not be the way that people our age dreamed of meeting someone when we were kids, but now virtually everyone I know is on dating apps — and that's totally great!
Couples use technology in the little and large moments. From high school sweethearts to one time coworkers to even strangers on a train, it’s always fascinating to see how innocently life-altering relationships can begin.But in the 21st century, more and more couples are having the same response when asked how they first came to know each other: online. According to the 2010 census, women make up 50.9% of the general population.They shared the data exclusively with Bustle to give an idea of how common long-term relationships from dating apps actually are in the real world. — they're probably more common than you might think.Their data from 500 dating app users, ages 18- 65, showed that a lot of serious relationships are coming from swiping. I went to a wedding last year where the couple met on Tinder, I'm going to one this year where the couple met on Ok Cupid.