In recent weeks, people have posted stories to the aggregator website Matome Naver, telling how in one case a colleague married a friend of 10 years.The trend has been coined "Kousai zero Nichikon": roughly translated as "marrying without dating." Japanese actress Maki Horikita married costar Koji Yamamoto in 2015 after just a month of dating.With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other. New research from the Pew Research Center shows that in the past two years, the percentage of US adults who had used a dating app tripled.But that doesn't mean all dating apps are created equal.
Here are some interesting facts and statistics that show where we are today and where we might eventually end up. If you aren’t connected already, you’ll probably be hooked in come 2016. For younger users, Instagram is more important than Facebook and Twitter. And while Instagram might be the hippest site around, there’s evidence to suggest that its days may already be over as younger users start flocking to even newer social media outlets like Snapchat and Vine. Linked In is the most important social network for professionals.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
App analytics company Applause recently completed a study of 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations.
To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store.