By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline
Published: 13:13 BST, 21 July 2019 | Updated: 13:13 BST, 21 July 2019
Just one in ten couples meet at work as more and more people turn to online dating, a study has found.
In 2017, nearly 40 per cent of couples surveyed by researchers from Stanford University, California, met through dating apps or websites, making it the most popular method.
The rise comes at a cost to those meeting through friends - down from 33 per cent in 2009 to just 20 per cent.
Before this, meeting through friends had been the most common way to meet a partner from just after the Second World War.
Statistics show that same-sex couples, were 'early adopters' of online dating, with 65 per cent of these couples meeting on websites