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And 27 per cent felt using social networking sites cut down the time to find love compared to having to having to meet prospective partners face to face.Yet 44 per cent agreed it's now considered "cooler" to find love via online community sites than traditional means.
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"You can see someone's profile online, trawl through their personal pictures and see messages from their friends – creating a far greater impression of what that person is like than a traditional internet dating site.
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Tinder — the massively popular smartphone app that has radically simplified the process of online dating — is becoming a household name. "The best analogy is My Space versus Facebook," Hinge founder and CEO Justin Mc Leod said on CNBC in February.
And three quarters of Brits believe there are fewer stigmas attached to meeting a love-match via Facebook, Friends Reunited or Bebo than normal internet dating websites like One added: "You can see why the appeal for finding love through social networking sites is so strong. One Poll.com, which carried out the study, said: "Traditionally the pub used to be a central meeting place where many couples met across the bar and got to know each other."The websites also seem to be a breeding ground for rekindling old romances and the results also show that many affairs begin by tracing ex-lovers too."The poll of 3,000 20 to 40 year olds revealed that almost half (46 per cent) believe it's now easier to meet someone through social networking sites than in the flesh.And 57 per cent of those admitted they are more confident communicating with a potential suitor online.Over a third (39 per cent) said they preferred the method as it enabled them to get to know someone before actually meeting them. For now, it's much less popular than Tinder, but dominant social networks have been dislodged before, and Hinge's focus on making connections through people you already know could win out.