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From this, her curosity grew, leading to other questions about, as she puts it, “meeting and mating in the 21st century.”Millions of Americans are looking for love via top dating sites like e Harmony, OKCupid, Match and JDate, to name some of the most popular of the more than 3,000 online dating sites in the United States.

According to an October 2013 report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, 38 percent of Americans who are currently single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating sites or mobile apps.

Every guy we asked said they thought she was cute, fun, well-traveled and that they would swipe right and go on a date with her if they came across her profile. "You may have to swipe through a lot of toads to find your Prince Charming, but I know it can work," Stidum said.So if you want to meet somebody, and are determined to do so, this is an effective means because it’s efficient.”The digital underpinnings of online dating make these interactions transparent — and ideal for Carbino’s research.“I’ve been curious about how men and women select their partners,” she said. I can actually observe who’s messaging whom, and who’s responding.In addition to her research in UCLA’s Department of Sociology in the College of Letters and Science, Carbino also writes articles for the Huffington Post, comments in national magazines like the New Yorker and appears regularly on the Pivot TV network show, “Take Part Live.”A recipient of the UCLA Chancellor’s Prize in 2009 and research grants from the likes of the National Science Foundation, Carbino delves into online dating using data from 3,500 users of online dating sites as well as interviews and focus groups.Under the guidance of a dissertation committee chaired by sociology professor William Roy, she anticipates completing her research this coming summer in her drive to make official the “Dr.” in her radio title. in political science from Emory University before entering graduate school at UCLA, Carbino moved to L. when she was 23 years old and asked herself that perennial question of the unattached, “How am I going to meet somebody?

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