November 29, 2019
Most babies in the UK will be born to couples who met online rather than in person by 2037, a study suggests.
Research conducted by Imperial College Business School and dating website eharmony found that 2035 will be the tipping point year where more partners will be meeting each other online than offline, reports  Sky News.
The Future of Dating report is based on the Office for National Statistics’ birth rate projections and eharmony data. It estimates that by 2030, four in ten births will be of “e-babies” with that figure being more than 50 per cent by 2037.
Already nearly one-third (32 per cent) of relationships formed between 2015 and 2019 started online compared to 19 per cent between 2005 and 2014.
The study found  that since 2015, the second-most common place for couples to meet was at work (23 per cent), followed by meeting through a mutual friend (12 per cent), and seven per cent met through social media.
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