Online daters who marry are less likely to break down and are associated with slightly higher marital satisfaction rates than those of couples who met offline, according to a 2013 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dating-site questionnaires and match-making algorithms could play a role in finding a more suitable partner, but people who sign up for dating sites are also likely to be ready to get married, Jeffrey A.
Of couples who got together online, 5.9% broke up, versus 7.6% of those who met offline, the study found. Hall, associate professor of communications at the University of Kansas, previously told Market Watch.
And many of them pay a hefty sum for that chance to meet their perfect match.At the two biggest subscription-based sites in the U.Telling people you and your partner met online can seem kind of boring.Wouldn't you rather be able to share a story about how you were both reading the same obscure French novel on the New York City subway?The researchers created more than 10,000 simulations of randomly generated societies and added social connections to them.
When connections were made between just a few people of different races, “complete racial integration” would be almost inevitable, meaning that the majority of couples would be interracial.
None of this research proves that online dating causes couples to have a stronger relationship.
It's possible — and more likely — that there's some self-selection going on, as University of Kansas professor Jeffrey A. That is, people who sign up for dating services may be more interested in a relationship, and even marriage, than say, people at a bar who aren't specifically there to meet a serious partner.
There's a growing body of research to support this idea, and the latest piece of evidence is a paper by Josué Ortega at the University of Essex in the UK and Philipp Hergovich at the University of Vienna in Austria, cited in the MIT Technology Review.
The researchers reached their conclusion by creating upwards of 10,000 randomly generated societies.
Today, more than one-third of marriages begin online.