13.6% of newly married couples in Japan met online: survey


Tokyo, Sept. 10 (Jiji Press)–Among couples who got married in Japan between July 2018 and June 2021, 13.6% met online, such as through social media and dating apps, according to a recent survey by the National Population Institute. and social security research.

The proportion of such couples is only 6.0% for those who married between July 2015 and June 2018.

Meanwhile, the proportion of couples who had met through work stood at 28.2% for those who married in the previous three-year period and 21.4% for those who married during the later period.

The results are thought to be partly attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, during which people have been spending more time at home, including working from home.

The survey was conducted in June 2021, covering couples with wives under 55 and singles aged 18 or over and under 55. single people.

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