(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.Young people are the most likely online daters and a lot us will know some success stories of people who met on dating apps.It should be about the connection, more than the actual way two people meet.If you're single and looking, keep an open mind — there are so many possibilities.Telling people you and your partner met online can seem kind of boring.Seventeen percent of people surveyed met their partner through friends.
The takeaway here isn't that online dating is a panacea for your romantic troubles. But as online dating becomes more prevalent — right now it's the second most common way for heterosexual American couples to meet and the most common way for homosexual American couples to meet — it could have a meaningful impact on the divorce rate, and on overall relationship happiness.
Once they get past HR, it seems like coworkers are sailing right down the aisle.
There's really not just one way to meet someone these days; people are connecting in so many different ways.
And, in what feels like a huge win for any millennials everywhere, at 19 percent of people, online dating was the most common way people met their spouses or spouses-to-be — that includes those who met through dating apps and dating sites (17 percent), those who met on social media (two percent).
It's more proof that online matches can turn into real relationships, which really shouldn't come as a surprise.