Can you recall the times when you went to a party or went to your friend's cousin's shaadi just so your mutual friend could make you meet cute strangers? Well.. turns out nobody does.
Even though our parents will never get it, a new study revealed by Stanford University revealed that people are meeting new partners way more through online apps rather than their mutual friends.
The study mentioned,
For heterosexual couples in the US, meeting online has become the most popular way couples meet, eclipsing meeting through friends for the first time around 2013.
The research revealed that these online apps have replaced the roles of families and friends to bring couple together.
This made Twitter react differently. While some thought this was a known fact, others had a mixed reaction.
This is sad news for us short men. 80% of women already go after only the top 20% of men on dating apps. From my experience 0% of women go after men under 5'5 on dating apps.— Nathaniel Turner (@nateturner1990) July 12, 2019
I’m so old my (now)wife and I met online on a Britpop listserve(!) in the ‘90s. We traded cassette-tape bootlegs *thru the mail*.— Torr Leonard (@torrHL) July 12, 2019
Oh this is fucking sad.— Stuck in cRaZy tOwN (@DDnMMBrown) July 12, 2019
Weird, but not surprising. I don't even find it alarming tbh.— lurker1984 (@lurker19841) July 12, 2019
When you work full time and don't/can't date co-workers, online is super convenient. I wouldn't trust any member of my family to screen anyone for me.— Veronica Cavanaugh (@VeronicaCavana4) July 12, 2019
I'm 15 years ridiculously happily married thanks to online dating!
So with people being in charge of their own relationships and preferences, it is safe to say bye-bye to all those rishta aunties.