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Similarly, co-workers, college peers, neighbours, primary/secondary school classmates and people known through church no longer play a key matchmaking role for heterosexual couples.
Nowadays there are only three ways you can reliably expect to meet your partner – through friends (historically this has always been a leading way of forming romantic connections), at a bar/restaurant (again, always relevant – booze being a winning social lubricant). Since the late 90s the likelihood of meeting a partner via online dating has spiked in an unprecedented fashion.
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Suspicions confirmed: online dating has totally transformed our search for love.
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Today there are only really three ways you can expect to meet your partner and they all place no importance on traditional modes of matchmaking (which relied on fishing in a fairly limited pool stocked with people you knew through education and family – the prospect of which would strike most millennials as quaint, at best).
This graphic, illustrates data from a research project conducted over seven decades by sociologist Michael Rosenfeld.
The study, How Couples Meet and Stay Together, is nationally representative of American adults (but it speaks to British experience too).
It demonstrates that in the 1940s it was commonplace to rely on your family to make romantic introductions – fast forward to 2009 (the most point at which data was collected) and the likelihood of this being your path to love has plummeted.