Wednesday, September 27, 2023


Did you meet your spouse or partner online?

Did you meet your spouse or partner online? If so, you’re certainly not the only one. Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld conducted a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences saying that, as of 2019, heterosexual couples are more likely to meet a partner online than through in-person meetings, or introductions through friends. Ah, the magic of computers…

It’s no surprise that websites like, and plenty of others have created a multibillion-dollar industry around online dating. Have you participated?

Tell us in the poll below if you met your spouse or partner online. Thanks!

Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 365+ newsletters for she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.


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2 years ago

There was no such thing when we met! We met in English class in High school. ❤️❤️

Bob Palin
2 years ago

‘Met’ online I guess but not a dating service, she emailed me asking if she could interview me for a motorcycle magazine article she was writing. Came to my town the next weekend with a group of motorcycling friends and then came on a tour I was leading for some of my biking friends who were there that weekend by coincidence. After seeing her ride in snow and mud I had no choice…

(The article was published in Rider magazine about 10 years ago)

2 years ago

Met my 3rd husband online, during our time together we met a lot of people, he passed 14 months after we married. A friend said I should talk to this guy who lost his wife, turned out we had all met a couple of times before, so technically I met my 4th husband on line also. We have been married almost 8 years now and are enjoying our retirement together!

Bluebird Bob
2 years ago

Met my wife in a meat market bar back in 87. She would finish my sentences and I could do the same for her. Our backgrounds were so different so that was a shock. Have been together since then and married now since 93. Hit our 33 years together in August. Travel fulltime and she still loves it!

2 years ago

I met my wife on an online dating site.
She’s my partner and soul mate. We full timed for 5 years and now half time (6 months a year)
The problem with on line dating? I took her best friend out to dinner a month before I met her.

2 years ago

Met in Mammoth Lakes, Ca. My roommates and I were splitting wood with a wood splitter, and she ran the ram back and forth on the splitter. Met in 1977, married 1978 and two wonderful daughters later and were splitting wood together. Now live in Bellingham,Wa.

Ron V
2 years ago

We first met on the telephone (sort of online) when she called the barracks for another guy. The rest is history.

2 years ago

We met on the CB.

2 years ago

There wasn’t any “online” in 1968 when we met!

Mike Albert
2 years ago

We met IN-LINE, not on-line. Twice with in the same week. The first was at my then girlfriend’s and her then boyfriend’s high school graduation. She asked for a light for her cigarette. Latter that same week, I was working at the take-out window of an ice cream shop and she came up to order an ice cream cone. Needless to say, neither “then current” relationship worked out and six months later, we were going out. Been together ever since! We both stopped smoking but still like ice cream.

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

Awww, that’s a great story (as a lot of our readers’ stories are). Thanks, Mike. 🙂 —Diane at

Pat G
2 years ago

I met my spouse long before there was even a thought of on line..1955 to be exact..

Don Nedrow
2 years ago

Did not have computers when we met, 1956.

2 years ago

We met in spring of 1988 at a church singles campout. We were with other people at the time and kept ending up together. We married in December of 1989. We have been happy every since. No internet involvement.

D. Yoesting
2 years ago

We met in high school. Did not even have computers and therefore no online was even available.

2 years ago

We met on a CO Mtn Club trail crew in 1986; before Gore invented the Internet, and are living happily ever-after. We have one married child and a grand-daughter to spoil rotten. 😉

2 years ago

.., and 17 years later we divorced.

2 years ago

We met in college in the 80s before the Internet. But, our son met his wife online, and they are a perfect match. I have several friends who have also met their spouses online, and they are all happy.

2 years ago

Met my bride on a blind date. Engaged 2-1/2 months later, married 8 months after that. End of August we celebrated 40 years together. Three children and 5 grandchildren.

Cindy Walker
2 years ago

Nobody ever heard of ‘online’ when I met my husband.

Skip Trafford
2 years ago

Met mine in Taiwan in the 80s. Pastors daughter and former Miss Taiwan, over 30 years and four wonderful children later, we are looking forward to grand children and another 30+ years together!

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