Lead author John Cacioppo, a psychologist and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, says dating sites may "attract people who are serious about getting married."While Cacioppo is a noted researcher and the study is in a prestigious scientific journal, it is not without controversy.
It was commissioned by the dating website e Harmony, according to the study's conflict of interest statement.
In fact, new academic research claims that couples who meet on the Internet actually have a better chance of staying together long-term than those who meet in the real world.
Around one-third of American marriages now begin online.
The late film critic Roger Ebert once gave this advice to those looking for love: “Never marry someone who doesn’t love the movies you love.
e Harmony is one of the most successful dating sites for American singles, and we’ve found 7 stats to back that up.According to e Harmony’s “Married Couples by the Numbers Facts” report, almost three-fourths of men and women have met their spouse within a year of joining the site. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, e Harmony creates 15 million matches every day. have happened because of e Harmony, even more proof that unique matching system works.The best part is they do the matching for you (i.e., no heavy lifting). Harris Interactive did a survey and found 542 men and women get married on a daily basis thanks to e Harmony.More than a third of recent marriages in the USA started online, according to a study out Monday that presents more evidence of just how much technology has taken hold of our lives."Societally, we are going to increasingly meet more of our romantic partners online as we establish more of an online presence in terms of social media," says Caitlin Moldvay, a dating industry senior analyst for market research firm IBISWorld in Santa Monica, Calif."I do think mobile dating is going to be the main driver of this growth."The research, based on a survey of more than 19,000 individuals who married between 20, also found relationships that began online are slightly happier and less likely to split than those that started offline.