Is this the end of office romances? Only 1 in 10 couples now get together after ...

Is this the end of office romances? Rise of online dating websites and anti-harassment policies mean only 1 in 10 couples now get together after meeting at work In 2017, nearly 40 per cent of U.S. couples met through dating apps or websites Rise comes at a cost to meeting through friends, which is down to 20 per cent Change has been attributed to the rise of internet and anti-harassment policies 

By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline

Published: 13:13 BST, 21 July 2019 | Updated: 13:13 BST, 21 July 2019

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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

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