Relationships and technology in the modern era.
The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples. Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.
Technology is fundamentally changing the nature of relationships in America, and online dating sites are an important part of that story. See how your views about online dating stack up with the rest of the population by first answering a few questions, then compare your responses with the 2,252 randomly sampled adults who took part in a nationally representative survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of them have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.
Only 16% of single American adults are actively looking for dating partners.
Maybe it was the news of the royal wedding last weekend, or maybe it’s my own personal experience with wedding planning, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the role the internet plays in planning, promoting and archiving a major life event ...