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Online dating has been a pretty active scene since the very early days of the internet.

Whoa: One-third of the couples who got married had lived within a five-block radius of each other before they got married." A whopping 12.64 percent of couple had lived at the same address.

It totally wasn't weird to marry that kid you went to middle school with, but part of that is because... For the generation who did marry around the block, "the average age of marriage was around twenty for women and twenty-three for men.

I was curious just how big tinder has become, so I did a little searching recently.

Here are a few of the more interesting tinder statistics I was able to dig up.

A recent survey from text Plus found that 67 percent of teens said they'd accept an invitation to prom by text. "With our expanded dating pools, we're meeting people we hardly know, including total strangers with no existing social ties to us.

(For the record, I was asked out to prom on AIM, so I'm probably the kind of girl who would be asked out to prom by text.) Try 80 percent of Millennials, according to one 2011 survey. Fortunately, the same technology that allows us to connect with them also helps us figure out whether they post cute pictures of baby elephants or something more malicious, like a blog chronicling their latest elephant-poaching expedition in Botswana." There's no need to feel ashamed about meeting your significant other online because you're far from alone.

rigorous book full of statistics and interesting facts about dating to prove it. Modern Romance is a "comprehensive, in-depth sociological investigation" examining "the many challenges of looking for love in the digital age.

Ansari partnered up with Eric Klinenberg, a professor of sociology at New York University, to design and conduct "a massive research project, one that would require more than a year of investigation in cities across the world and involve some of the leading experts on love and romance." After conducting interviews and focus groups with hundreds of people in seven cities, Ansari and Klinenberg have written a very smart, wide-ranging, and, maybe most importantly, hilarious book on the current state of dating and love.

Bigger than work, friends, and school combined." Nearly 70 percent of LGBT couples meet online these days, and there's a pretty compelling reason why.

"The smaller the pool of potential romantic partners, the lower the odds of finding romance face-to-face, whether through friends, in schools, or in public places.

As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed.