marriages begin with online dating, and those couples may be slightly happier than couples who meet through other means, a U. The research is based on a nationally representative survey of 19,131 people who married between 20. Online dating has ballooned into a billion-dollar industry and the Internet "may be altering the dynamics and outcome of marriage itself," said the study by U. researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Of those who did not meet online, nearly 22 percent met through work, 19 percent through friends, nine percent at a bar or club and four percent at church, the study said. When researchers looked at how many couples had divorced by the end of the survey period, they found that 5.96 percent of online married couples had broken up, compared to 7.67 percent of offline married couples.Sorry, but we don’t judge our potential mates on personality alone.2.One out of 10 sex offenders use online dating to meet other people – Uh…3. e Harmony mentions that a study found that men who reported incomes higher than 0,000 received 156% more email than those with ,000.Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, digital photos and videos, posts, and to inform others about online or real-world activities and events with people in their network.While in-person social networking – such as gathering in a village market to talk about events – has existed since the earliest development of towns, the Web enables people to connect with others who live in different locations, ranging from across a city to across the world. For the social science theoretical concept of relationships between people, see Social network.