New Study Shows 1 in 3 Married Couples Met Online

That’s a lot of people that met online, isn’t it? A new study published yesterday shows that over 34% of married couples met online in some capacity. Not all of them were online dating sites – some were games and social media – but that’s an impressive statistic.


According to the study done by John T. Cacioppo, a professor at the University of Chicago, couples who meet online also had higher satisfaction ratings and resilience to break up. In the study’s abstract, we learn that “Results indicate that more than one-third of marriages in America now begin on-line. In addition, marriages that began on-line, when compared with those that began through traditional off-line venues, were slightly less likely to result in a marital break-up (separation or divorce) and were associated with slightly higher marital satisfaction among those respondents who remained married.”

And what great news for us! Not only can you meet someone online at, statistics show now that couples who meet online lead to happier, healthier marriages than people who meet traditionally.


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