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.
These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
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.
Findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, put the percentage of married couples that now meet online at almost 35% -- which gives what may be the first broad look at the overall percentage of new marriages that result from meeting online.
About 45% of couples met on dating sites; the rest met on online social networks, chat rooms, instant messaging or other online forums.Company officials say e Harmony paid Harris Interactive 0,000 to field the research.Cacioppo has been a member of e Harmony's Scientific Advisory Board since it was created in 2007.Our full review of e Harmony also has tons of other details about the features, user base, and more.e Harmony is one of the most successful dating sites for American singles, and we’ve found 7 stats to back that up.You’re bound to at least know a friend of a friend of a friend who this has happened to.