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Michael J. ROSENFELD (Stanford University) – “Disintermediating your friends : How online dating in the United States displaces other ways of meeting”
October 24, 2019, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Sociology Seminar: Thursdays
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Exceptionally
Date: 24th of October 2019
Place: Room 3105, ENSAE.
Michael J. ROSENFELD (Stanford University) “Disintermediating your friends : How online dating in the United States displaces other ways of meeting”
Abstract : We present data from a nationally representative 2017 survey of American adults. For heterosexual couples in the United States, meeting online has become the most popular way couples meet, eclipsing meeting through friends for the first time around 2013. Moreover, among the couples who meet online, the proportion who have met through the mediation of third persons has declined over time. We find that Internet meeting is displacing the roles that family and friends once played in bringing couples together.
Jeanne GANAULT, Céline GOFFETTE, Sébastien MICHIELS, Sander WAGNER (Laboratoire de sociologie quantitative – CREST)