That may make it more probable that someone with an appealing Facebook profile will be a good fit in real life, he said.
Finding Love Also, the study covered a period of time when social networking was a new technology dominated by early adopters. Now almost everybody has at least a Facebook profile, so it's likely even more people are finding love this way, Hall said.
The findings suggest that social networking sites may be an overlooked way for winning the love lottery, Hall said.
But like all things, you can't win if you don't play.
"You can't meet somebody using social networking unless you accept friend requests from people you don't know," Hall told Live Science.
The findings were published this month in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.
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