For example: Naya Rivera, who portrays Santana Lopez on the hit series Glee, met fiancé rapper Big Sean on Twitter.
In just a few short months, the two went from exchanging 140-character messages to promising that they would exchange vows.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
The stigma that was once associated with online dating has faded, and the general population, especially young internet-savvy Blacks and Latinos, have begun to use the internet to find a mate. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and the fairly defunct Myspace) and numerous dating sites -- including newly spawned Latino-geared dating sites -- the internet has become the ideal location for seeking companionship.
That same USA Today study indicated that the internet produces slightly happier and longer lasting relationships than those that begin offline.
Tinder, Facebook's AYI, Match.com, and Ok Cupid have taken a backseat to leading Latino dating sites for some Hispanics.
Latin American Cupid.com, Amigos.com, e Harmony Hispanic Dating, Latin Love Search.com, Amor.com, Latina Romance.com, and Latino People are the leading websites that beckon Latinos, attempting to help them find love, at the mere cost of a monthly membership that varies between - .
Latina women tend to be most responsive to white men, while Latino men tend to be responsive to Asian women, showing a disconnect between Latino men and women who seek love on the "mainstream" dating market.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Rivera and Big Sean aren't the only ones finding connection and affection on the worldwide web, however.USA Today conducted a study in 2013, which indicated that more than one-third of recent marriages begin online.