The researchers calculated the strength of marriages by measuring the compatibility between two partners in a society.
There are sites for seniors, sites for Muslims, sites for fitness-oriented people, sites for people just looking for friends and sites for people who are interested in more adult activities.
(That study was funded by e Harmony.com, but one of the study authors told Market Watch that it was overseen by independent statisticians.) Another study, published in the journal Sociological Science in 2017, found that heterosexual couples who met online made a quicker transition to marriage than couples who met offline.
None of this research proves that online dating causes couples to have a stronger relationship.
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It's possible — and more likely — that there's some self-selection going on, as University of Kansas professor Jeffrey A. That is, people who sign up for dating services may be more interested in a relationship, and even marriage, than say, people at a bar who aren't specifically there to meet a serious partner.