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Social Media Gains On Dating Sites In Romance Dept.

A survey of 1,899 people by finds that Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are used by 59% of online daters in a trend referred to as network dating. Seventy-two percent used both online dating sites and social media platforms while 19% used social media sites alone. Just 9% said they solely used dating sites. Of those, 59% said they preferred social media platforms with 51% believing them to be safer and a third saying it enabled them to meet people through mutual friends.

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