26 Apr 2013
Will You Find Your Soulmate via Social Media?
The dating and mating rules have all changed since Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+ are more mainstream than ever.
Take a look at these stats experts at Lab42 found when they went out to take the pulse of today’s relationship hunters as well as established lovers, conducting a survey asking 500 social media users over age 18 some rather personal questions about meeting people, cheating, communication, and more.
Of respondents not in a relationship, 26% contact someone they are interested in on Facebook. 42% still prefer in person meetings, however many women feel safer checking out the prospect from a distance.
After meeting someone interesting, 57% friend them on Facebook, 29% research them on social networks (Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+) and 26% Google them. Amazing what you can find out this way.
While a full 77% rejected online dating as lame, “It just seems wrong. People always lie about who they are online.” A happy 64% report writing and receiving loving messages on their Facebook pages. If you follow Brian and I on Facebook, you know how true this is. We love using social media to chat with each other.
“How do you meet people you’d like to get to know better? How do you treat each other once you’re together?” asks Charlie White, mashable.com, “Social media turns out to be a great accelerator for exposing you to potential mates, but does that change the basic way people interact with each other?”
You bet! Don’t miss out on the fun. Check out the entire survey for yourself right here.
AND! If you haven’t already, connect with our Art of Love Community on Facebook here. You can share your experiences and receive daily wisdom about finding your soulmate and cultivating more love.
Who knows, your future soulmate may be looking at your Facebook profile right now . . .