The difference remained statistically significant even after controlling for variables like year of marriage, sex, age, education, ethnicity, household income, religion and employment status.
Among couples who were still married during the survey, those who met online reported higher marital satisfaction -- an average score of 5.64 on a satisfaction survey -- than those who met offline and averaged 5.48.
We both couldn’t be happier and have smiles on our faces each and every day!
”“ Food, council tax, power bills, life is expensive!!
He told AFP he agreed with the proportions found in the PNAS study.
His research showed about 35 percent of relationships now start online.
It’s intimate, it absolutely gets rid of all inhibitions, they often come with a little button and telecom that you can order drinks through, and it gives you a chance to duet Meatloaf!
"We found evidence for a dramatic shift since the advent of the Internet in how people are meeting their spouse," said the study, led by John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago's Department of Psychology."Success in marriage is largely about how you negotiate differences, not just compatibility," she told AFP, adding that online dating can raise expectations and result in greater unhappiness."I find that younger people who use online dating seem to use it more as a playground, especially guys looking at profiles of young women."The overreach occurs when the authors conclude that meeting a partner online is better than meeting a partner through offline avenues," Finkel said."Nobody's surprised when a minuscule effect reaches statistical significance with a sample of 20,000 people, but it's important that we don't misunderstand 'statistical significance' to mean 'practical significance.'" Finkel also took issue with e Harmony's involvement in the study.However, some experts took issue with the findings because the survey was commissioned by e Harmony.com, the dating site that attracted one quarter of all online marriages according to the research.