According to a recent study, more than one-third of marriages in America now begin on-line.1 But do these marriages last as long as do marriages that result from off-line meetings? The answer is a resounding “yes”. In fact, marriages that began with an on-line meeting were slightly less likely to result in a marital break-up than were marriages resulting from an off-line meeting. Furthermore, among those who remained married, marital satisfaction was higher in this group.2
- Cacioppo, J.T., et. al. (2013) Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America,110,25, 10135-10140.