Online Dating

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It's not at all unusual to meet married couples who found each other online. It's become common for young and old, whether swiping right on Tinder or finding the right match on FarmersOnly.com. Stigma associated with the practice has mostly gone away. Monday on the Sound of Ideas, we look at the world of online dating, both the successes and the pitfalls. We'll also ask Nev Schulman, host of MTV's "Catfish," to share cautionary tales about online courters who aren't who they say they are.

Guests: 

Andrea Baker, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Ohio University

Helen Fisher, PhD, Biological Anthropologist, Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site Match.com

Jodi Henderson-Ross and her husband Frank Henderson, Akron OH, who met online on MySpace in 2006

 Jerry Miller, founder of FarmersOnly.com

Nev Schulman, Host of Catfish: The TV Show

Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center

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