The new laws of love: Sex and couple formation in online dating

Researcher and sociologist Marie Bergstrom has studied how relationships have changed since online dating websites gained in popularity. Old fashioned norms - where the man makes the first move - have not changed she says, and while it does bring us outside our social circle she says “that does not mean we meet people who are very different” from whom we surround ourselves with offline. However, there is a freedom in meeting new people without being judged by those you already know, she says.