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Online Dating, Marriage and Divorce

Online Dating, Marriage and Divorce

Posted By Meyers Law Group, P.C. || 5-Jun-2013

Now a days, we use the internet for everything. Whether it is to do our grocery shopping, to by the latest gadget or new clothes, or to find the best restaurant in town, our lives revolve around the world wide web. Not only do we rely on the internet for the various needs of our daily life, or for entertainment and news feed, but more and more people are turning to the internet for help in one of the most personal, and important, matters of the heart—their love life.

Funded by the popular eHarmony website, the National Academy of Sciences conducted a study looking closely at the marital satisfaction levels of those who married between the years of 2005 and 2012. There were a total of 19,131 people in this group, and among them were about thirty five percent of people who met their current spouse through online dating. According to their findings they saw that over the years the number of people marrying through online dating sites has increased tremendously.

The conclusion reached with this specific study showed that 8 percent of the marriages that began online ended in divorce at some point, they saw a trend that overall people who found a partner online were less likely to separate or divorce than the average couple who met in person. They claim that higher marital satisfaction has been found through online dating and marriage.

One of the beliefs behind this is that online people may be more vulnerable and honest as to whom they really are, as opposed to putting up a front in person. The more honest you are in the beginning of your relationship, the more effective your marriage will be in the long run.

Divorces, however, still occur whether you met online or off. In the event you want to end your marriage, contact a Long Island divorce attorney at The Meyers Law Group, P.C., today for more information!