Does Online Dating Lead to Stronger Marriages?

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Does Online Dating Lead to Stronger Marriages?

Julie Spira Julie Spira • 7/28/15

You’ve probably seen the happy success couples on TV who met through an online dating site and may realize the stigma has been gone for a while.

The most recent study on Internet dating shows more than one-third of the couples in the U.S. who have tied the knot credit digital love and online dating for bringing them together.

The journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed almost 35 percent of married couples are now meeting online, with 45 percent of those meeting through online dating sites.

eHarmony, known for attracting serious relationships and marriage-minded singles, conducted the study through Harris Interactive.

More than 19,000 people who wed between 2005 and 2012 participated in the study, which takes into account social networks and mobile dating.

Couples are now finding love on Facebook, Twitter, traditional online dating sites and other social networking sites.

With the abundance of mobile dating apps, singles aren’t waiting to go home to check their inbox.

 

“Couples are finding love on Facebook,

Twitter, dating sites and social networks.”

How do singles feel about GPS dating?

This week, the Internet dating industry will be gathering in Beverly Hills through June 5 and June 7 to discuss the growing trend of mobile dating at the Mobile Dating Conference.

Real single daters will be joining the industry conference at a focus group, which I’ll be hosting and moderating on June 6 at the SLS Hotel.

Mobile apps that will be reviewed include Badoo, eHarmony, How About We, Let’s Date, Match, OkCupid and Tinder. The daters participated in a six-week mobile dating boot camp and will be sharing their experiences at the conference.

I’ll be posting a full recap of the iDate/Mobile Dating Conference with the latest trends in online dating.

Do you think the stigma of online dating has fully disappeared? Are you in a relationship with someone you met online?

Photo source: salon.com.