Digital romance the business of online dating
Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.
Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site.
When connections were made between just a few people of different races, “complete racial integration” would be almost inevitable, meaning that the majority of couples would be interracial.
A rise of interracial couples can alleviate prejudice and racism in society, studies show, and usher in a multiracial future.
Dating apps have exploded in popularity since the launch of Apple’s first i Phone in 2007.
But the evidence for their existence isn't as clear-cut as we might hope.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.