Over one-third of the people who married between 20 reported meeting their spouse online.About half of all people who met their spouse online met through online dating, whereas the rest met through other online venues such as chat rooms, online games, or other virtual worlds. In fact, people who met online were slightly less likely to divorce and scored slightly higher on marital satisfaction."No, but we used to be very close friends," KZ told Boy when he asked her about any previous courtship with Matteo, adding that they used to talk everyday.Boy brought up that KZ did not notice when her current boyfriend, TJ Monterde, was trying to court her, she didn't notice." (I sympathize with KZ because there are so many bashers, there are many people who feel that they know things right?
He is an ISI highly cited scholar and Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Medicine Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Millions of people first met their spouses through online dating.
But how have those marriages fared compared with those of people who met in more traditional venues such as bars or parties? A survey of nearly 20,000 Americans reveals that marriages between people who met online are at least as stable and satisfying as those who first met in the real world—possibly more so.
For participants who were still married, the questionnaire included a battery of questions that social psychologists use to assess relationships.
For example, respondents were asked, "Please indicate the degree of happiness, all things considered, of your marriage." They were also asked to rate their level of agreement with statements about their spouses such as, "We have chemistry," and "We are able to understand each other's feelings." Since e Harmony has an obvious conflict of interest, Cacioppo asked two statisticians with no connection to the company, Elizabeth Ogburn and Tyler Vander Weele of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, to analyze the answers.
"It is entirely possible that when these factors are taken into account, online meeting may have worse outcomes than offline meeting," Reis says.