to find a partner. Dating violence is a type of intimate partner violence. 174 The Pew study (see table) suggested the Internet was becoming increasingly prominent and accepted as a way to meet people for dates, although there were cautions about deception, the risk of violence, 38 and some concerns about stigmas. Politik in einer deutschen Kleinstadt,. Jane Lee (October 25, 2010). 154 It is easier to put several people together at the same time, so there are other candidates possible if one doesn't work out. 134 Today, most German couples in long-term relationships get to know each other through mutual friends, at work or while going out at night; the first few months of dating often involve sexual intercourse, but are still rather casual and do not imply a serious. Writer Kira Cochrane advises daters to "get out there and meet people" while noting a trend of temporary suspension of marriage until an individual reaches his or her thirties. Armstrong; Laura Hamilton; Paula England (Summer 2010).