Matchmaking is now done primarily by algorithms, according to new research from Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld. His new study shows that most heterosexual couples today meet online. Algorithms, and not friends and family, are now the go-to matchmaker for people looking for love, Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld has found.
Finding love online: More than half of couples set to meet via the internet Research found that dating apps made it easier for introverted people to find a partner. Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram.
More people now meet their partner online than through friends or work combined
More people will meet their partner online than offline by if current trends continue. Research found that dating apps made it easier for introverted people to find a partner.
Fill 2 Copy 11 Created with Sketch. The Future of Dating report, based on data from eharmony and birth rate projections from the Office for National Statistics, examined how technology is changing social interactions.
A national obsession means we are downloading more and spending more on these apps than ever before. Romain Bertrand, head of marketing at eharmony, said: "It's very positive to see that online dating is set to continue opening doors for singles into the future.
Wednesday 27 NovemberUK. Why you can trust Sky News. New research by dating platform eharmony and the Imperial College Business School also pinpointed as the year when the majority of babies in the UK are born to parents who met via the internet.
Watch Live. Dr Paolo Taticchi, principal teaching fellow at Imperial College Business School, said: "The digital world has streamlined the online dating process - making it easier to find someone while ensuring that they match your criteria.
Britain is hooked on dating apps.