Chatting, talking on the phone, sending emails and getting to know new people have been very important for me and very rewarding emotionally speaking.
You talk to people more that you would imagine, you confide in them more that you would expect.
Their analysis was based on a national longitudinal survey of over four thousand adults, aged 18-59, called the "How Couples Meet and Stay Together" (HCMST) survey.
In addition, the researchers also compared that data to other historical surveys on the topic too.
But I needed to be very discreet, because my family life makes me happy and I didn’t want to change anything to it.
A bit more than 20% meet in bars or restaurants, with another 20% or so finding a partner online.
The rest (~30%) meet through some part of their daily lives - church, family, neighborhood, work, or school.
Some highlights from their findings include: Heterosexual couples primarily meet in one of three ways.
A little less than 30% of couples meet through mutual friends.