Do Marriages from Meeting Online Last?

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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

  1. 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.
  2. Ibid.

One thought on “Do Marriages from Meeting Online Last?

  1. I find that amazing. Is it that when you meet online you are force to learn how to communicate to maintain connection with each other? I believe that meeting online gives you a better chance to develop a friendship more than if the couple in physically together.

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