Percentages of marriages and engagements from online dating


Eli Finkel, a professor of social psychology at Northwestern University, led an extensive review of the science published about online dating last year.He told AFP he agreed with the proportions found in the PNAS study."I find that younger people who use online dating seem to use it more as a playground, especially guys looking at profiles of young women.



"The overreach occurs when the authors conclude that meeting a partner online is better than meeting a partner through offline avenues," Finkel said.According to The Knot's press release, 19 percent of brides said they met their spouse through an online dating site or social media this year; up from 14 percent in 2016.Online pairings finished above meeting through friends (17 percent), at college (15 percent), or at work (12 percent).The online dependence has also carried over into the wedding planning stage for couples too.

A 2016 study says 90 percent of couples used a mobile wedding planner app.

"These data suggest that the Internet may be altering the dynamics and outcomes of marriage itself," said Cacioppo.



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