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Love in the time of social media

27 March 2012 Last updated at 04:07 BST

When Nathan Graves first saw his fiancee's photo online, he was instantly smitten. But he had no idea that he would soon fall in love - especially with someone living halfway across the country.

Dwayne Kilbourne, however, was bitten by the love bug in his own backyard. He found his future girlfriend on a social media application called Foursquare, weeks before he met her at his gym.

According to a Pew Research Center poll, 46% of American adults own smart phones.

Among other things, these devices allow constant access to social media applications like Foursquare, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Many of these hyper-connected users are finding love online - but not just on sites dedicated to finding a date.