Divorce rate for online dating sites
Someone posed this question to me yesterday: Does online dating create more long-lasting relationships than the “real world” does?
I pondered this for a second and decided to do some research. Since it is just about impossible to hold all else equal (the actual people, where they live, age, religion, personality, marriage history, etc.), it is difficult to conclude, One article detailing the results of a 2013 study by researchers at University of Chicago’s Department of Psychology and Harvard University’s Department of Epidemiology found that online dating leads to higher marriage satisfaction and thereby a lower divorce rate.
Hackers alleged late Tuesday that they had dumped account details and log-in information of around 32 million users of the website, revealing millions of street addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and credit-card details.
I think the best outcome of this study was to show that 35% of marriages now begin online. Aditi Paul, a Ph D candidate at Michigan State, did a study this past year claiming quite the opposite, but ultimately differentiating people’s outcomes by their intentions.
Her abstract says that previous studies, including the one I mentioned above, have primarily looked at marital relationships.
Indeed, for online purveyors of love, business is booming.
While people used to meet mostly through friends, says Reuben J.