Love and friends internet dating
“We would probably not marry our best friends, but we are likely to end up marrying a friend of a friend or someone we coincided with in the past,” Ortega and Hergovich wrote in their paper.
The red line represents meeting online, and the bright blue line represents meeting through friends.
Graph taken from “The Strength of Absent Ties: Social Integration via Online Dating” by Josue Ortega and Philipp Hergovich.
In fact, with the introduction of two very popular dating apps over the span of the past 20 years, interracial marriage spiked.
Researchers Josue Ortega of the University of Essex in the U. and Philipp Hergovich of the University of Vienna in Austria have been studying how our changing social webs have been changing society.
But widespread online dating has upended that tradition.