Online dating lowers divorce rate

An American study has found that one-third of all marriages starting with online dating and those who met online, were happier than those who met offline. So if you are single and ready to mingle, you may just find your perfect match online.

The study conducted by researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at 19,131 couples married between 2005 and 2012 in theUSon a nationally representative level.

One-third of these couples met through online dating and of those who were still married during the survey period, marital satisfaction was recorded as higher for those who met online (5.64) than offline (5.48).

By the end of the survey period, 7.67 per cent of couples who met offline had broken up, compared to only 5.96 per cent of couples who met online.

Researchers believe that the data suggests the internet and online dating may be altering the dynamics and outcomes of marriage. This may be due to the dating websites introducing user matching software that alerts daters to those who are close to a perfect match on their answers to emotional, physical and ethical questions.

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