If you’re like me, you remember the world before online dating. You met your spouse through a friend, at church, or in my case high school. Yes, we were high school sweethearts. <3
Today it’s a whole new ballgame. You have Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid, Christian Mingle, and eHarmony (to name a few—I’m sure there are hundreds more).
In fact, studies have shown that 1 in 3 marriages originate from an online dating service. But what does this mean for our society? Scientists say good things.
“Our model also predicts that marriages created in a society with online dating tend to be stronger,” states an MIT tech review studying the effects of online dating in our society.
But why is that? Other studies show people who meet online have lower divorce rates because the potential partner selection is higher, thus increasing the likelihood you will meet someone you are truly compatible with.
“Today, online dating is the second most common way for heterosexual couples to meet,” the MIT Tech review adds.
In the end, though, I’m always interested in what the people think! Science is good and all, but your words matter too!
What do you think about this new evidence? Has online dating been a good or a bad thing for you? Let us know in the comments section on Facebook.
In other news, you have to read this 14-year old’s poem backwards! Your jaw will drop!