Rosenfeld, a lead author on the research and a professor of sociology in the School of Humanities and Sciences, drew on a nationally representative 2017 survey of American adults and found that about 39 percent of heterosexual couples reported meeting their partner online, compared to 22 percent in 2009.
Sonia Hausen, a graduate student in sociology, was a co-author of the paper and contributed to the research.
Rosenfeld has studied mating and dating as well as the internet's effect on society for two decades.
Stanford News Service interviewed Rosenfeld about his research.
The thing is, networking is key in this kind of search, and often times you'll find meeting folks at real-world events the best way to communicate and connect with like-minded individuals.
Okay, so we've deviated a bit here, offering up local resources instead of a specific dating site, per say.
There are two core technological innovations that have each elevated online dating.
The first innovation was the birth of the graphical World Wide Web around 1995.
What's the main takeaway from your research on online dating?
Meeting a significant other online has replaced meeting through friends.