Over the years, any stigma of saying, “we met online” has evaporated. Valentine’s Day is coming up fast, and it has us in a romantic kind of mood, so we spoke to five awesome couples who met each other online and got hitched (or are engaged to get hitched) IRL. Dana: “My now-husband Darren and I met on Tumblr in March 2011 and have been married since September 2013.I was nervous to meet him, but not necessarily because he was from the Internet.Back in 1995, only 14 percent of single American adults had Internet — much less dating profiles.These days, according to an April 2015 study, “nearly nine-in-ten Americans are online.” That’s a pretty impressive change in 20 years.
It's more fun Some dating sites claim to be the place to find someone to marry.There are plenty of online dating app success stories out there. 10 Real Stories From People Who Met On a Dating App: Mariana & Rafael I had been on Tinder for about two years, but I had fewer than a hundred matches because I’m so picky.I saw Rafael’s profile and what really stood out to me was the photo that showed his huuuge…library!And in 1997, he had come to believe there was a better way to find love rather than letting luck determine your fate so he launched e Harmony.com, a dating site that deeply matches singles based on compatibility.The relationship experts at e Harmony’s headquarters in Los Angeles studied thousands of couples, working to understand what creates a happy, long-lasting relationship.I think the stigma on that has changed some, as people connect with others more and more via the Internet.