Deal-Breakers and Dating Apps: Trends Redefining Romance and Relationships in America

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American social and dating life has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past few years. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted social life, the rise of social media, online dating, and smartphones fundamentally altered the dating landscape. Broader social forces, such as the #MeToo movement, are redefining traditional social norms and expectations in dating. More Americans are reporting never having been married than at any point in the past half century, and while marriage remains a priority for many, the path toward a committed, rewarding relationship appears less clear.

Join AEI’s Daniel Cox as he presents findings from a nationally representative survey and moderates a panel discussion that includes the Washington Post’s Christine Emba, Pew Research Center’s Juliana Horowitz, and Ipsos’s Mallory Newall.


10:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Presentation:
Daniel A. Cox, Senior Fellow, AEI

10:45 a.m.
Panel Discussion

Christine Emba, Columnist, Washington Post
Juliana Horowitz, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center
Mallory Newall, Vice President, Ipsos

Daniel A. Cox, Senior Fellow, AEI

11:25 a.m.

11:45 a.m.

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