Among social networking site users with recent dating experience, 30% have used social media to find out more information about someone they were interested in dating.
12% have friended or followed someone on a social networking site because one of their friends suggested they could be a good romantic match.
These social media users who are looking for love are particularly likely to be young. Some 41% of users with recent dating experience between the ages of 18 and 29 have used sites like Twitter or Facebook to get more information on a potential date. An additional 18% have friended or followed someone from a friend’s recommendation.