The Rise Of Internet Dating Services Could Be Behind Stronger Marriages

The internet is where many hook-ups begin, but it turns out it’s also where many marriages begin. A new study from economics professors in England and Austria reveals more than one-third of marriages these days begin online. With the birth of Apple’s iPhone in 2007, dating apps became ridiculously popular, and today online dating is the second most-popular way to meet partners for heterosexual couples, and by far the most popular form of dating for homosexual people. Another perk of online dating: it leads to happier relationships. Researchers write, “Our model predicts that, on average, marriages created when online dating becomes available last longer than those created in societies without this technology.” Also, married folks who met online are less likely to divorce and have slightly higher marital satisfaction rates compared to couples who met offline. (MarketWatch