The second are will be for actual dating services and be divided accordingly.This is an ongoing project that I plan to add to regularly.Since greater income is linked with happier marriages and less divorce, controlling for income reduced the differences seen between those who met online and off. ) The study also found increased marital satisfaction among people meeting online, compared with off-line venues like at college or in bars.Eli Finkel, a professor of social psychology at Northwestern University who has published research critical of the online-dating industry, said in e-mail to several journalists that the research is “impressive” with a “large sample” and “fascinating findings.” However, Finkel thinks that the conclusion that online marriages are better is premature. “It suggests that one can meet a serious romantic partner online. But any conclusions that online meeting is better than off-line meeting overstep the evidence.” Finkel explains that the differences between the two venues overall are not large enough to support this claim.“Furthermore the breakup rates for both marital and non-marital romantic relationship were found to be higher for couples who met online that couples who met through offline venues.” The findings contradict a report from the University of Chicago which suggested that online relationships were stronger.That study was funded by the dating site e Harmony.
And the trend shows no signs of slowing with sites becoming ever more specialised.While statistics can be spun to make almost anything look good, I've tried to report just the basic facts.The data has been gathered from such sources as blogs, online newspaper and magazine articles, company financial statements, company advertising information packages, the actual dating service website, and multiple website measurement services.The research, which was funded by the online-dating site e Harmony, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“Meeting online is no longer an anomaly, and the prospects are good,” says lead author John Cacioppo, a professor of social psychology at the University of Chicago. I didn’t expect that.” The research involved a Harris Poll of nearly 20,000 Americans who got married between 20. But while 8% of those who met off-line got separated or divorced, the percentage for those who met online was just 6%.CEO Sam Yagan has claimed that dating cycles are shorter online because people are more willing to leave unsatisfying relationships more early because they know they can quickly find somebody new to date.