Type of people online dating
Over one-third of those marriages began with an online meeting (and about half of those occurred via a dating website). Couples that met online were significantly likely to get divorced or separated than those who met offline, with 5.96% of online couples and 7.67% of offline couples ending their relationships.
Of those who were still married, the couples that met online reported marital satisfaction than those who met offline.
These results remained statistically significant, even after controlling for year of marriage, gender, age, ethnicity, income, education, religion, and employment status.
Let’s examine four common myths, and why they're wrong: 1. There is a widespread belief that dating sites are filled with dishonest people trying to take advantage of earnest, unsuspecting singles.
Research does show that a little exaggeration in online dating profiles is common.
As I detailed in an earlier post, the most common lies told by online daters concern age and physical appearance. There is, surprisingly, still some stigma attached to online dating, despite its general popularity.
Gross misrepresentations about education or relationship status are rare, in part because people realize that once they meet someone in person and begin to develop a relationship, serious lies are highly likely to be revealed. Many people continue to see it as a last refuge for desperate people who can’t get a date “in real life." Many couples that meet online are aware of this stigma and, if they enter into a serious relationship, may create false cover stories about how they met. A common belief is that love found online can't last.
There are many of us on here who are seeking something more than a hookup, an arm accessory, or expensed meal (on the ‘corporate account’ of the dude’s bank account).