February 14, 2013

We found love in cyberspace

The Stream looks at romance in the age of online dating.

Chinese young lovers take a stroll on Valentine's Day February 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

It is reported that 40 percent of people in the US have used the internet for dating. The industry has grown to become a $4 billion business, as hundreds of websites and phone apps inundate the market. But the access to so many people and the anonymity has made cyberspace infidelity a quick and easy option. So, how has technology changed our attitudes towards love and relationships?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Jill Filipovic @JillFilipovic
Editor, Feministe

Dan Slater
Author, “Love in the Time of Algorithms”

Jeffrey Ellinger @JeffreyEllinger
Writer and blogger

Ama Yawson
Co-founder, LoveEssence.com

Nura Maznavi @LoveInshAllah
Co-editor of Love, Inshallah

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