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But it’s clear that the digital revolution hasn’t only been shaped by the human appetite for sex and companionship; it’s changed the way we form relationships.
Economists Josue Ortega from the University of Essex and Philipp Hergovich from the University of Vienna wanted to know just how the rise of digital match-making has affected the nature of society.
Take interracial relationships, for example, long held to be a measure of the general social distances within a population.
Not only has digital technology made dating easier for romantic hopefuls, the data collected by such sites has been a boon for researchers curious about human mating habits.It’s nice to have some evidence that the relationships we make online are also breaking down boundaries and making for stronger connections.