A quarter (26%) of online adults have searched for a friend online, with men (28%) slightly more likely than women (23%) to seek out information about a friend online. Stories of reconnection were also repeatedly echoed in the findings from our online survey, where accounts of reuniting with long-lost friends, family and former flames were among the most commonly shared. For example: "I found a high school friend who I'd been out of touch with for about 10 years. We now visit each other, know each other's partners and kids, and e-mail regularly."
Source: Pew Research Center