Marital satisfaction and break-ups vary across on-line and meeting that is off-line

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Edited by Linda M. Bartoshuk, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, and approved May 1, 2013 (received for review December 24, 2012)


Marital discord is expensive to young ones, families, and communities. The advent of this Web, social media, and on-line dating has impacted how people meet future spouses, but little is well known in regards to the prevalence or results of those marriages or the demographics of the included. We addressed these questions in a sample that is nationally representative of participants who married between 2005 and 2012. Outcomes suggest that a lot more than one-third of marriages in the usa now start on-line. In addition, marriages that began on-line, when compared with those that began through conventional off-line venues, were slightly less likely to want to create a break-up that is maritalseparation or breakup) and were connected with somewhat higher marital satisfaction those types of respondents who remained hitched. (more…)

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