Michael Rosenfeld, a sociologist at Stanford conducting a long-term study on online dating, says many of the negative views about online dating are pretty unfounded. Roughly one out of every four straight couples meet on the internet and for gay couples, it’s more like two out of three. In an interview Rosenfeld explains, based on his data, technology hasn’t made people any less committed. He refers to the declining rate of divorce as an example of that.
On the other hand, technology does make it easier for hookup culture as it is easy to block someone on your app. And because you are often meeting complete strangers (families don’t know each other, zero mutual friends), it’s highly unlikely you will run into that person either.