Online dating services statistics on divorce
Despite the high divorce rate, the study found that 60% of those who are currently in romantic relationships that began online are not married.
This could be due to the relative newness of the online dating platform as well as the fact that online couples tend to break up more frequently than couples who met offline.
In its conclusion, the study speculated that the practice of looking for partners online may itself “suppress the desire for getting married” leading to more problems within the married relationship once it begins.
"We found evidence for a dramatic shift since the advent of the Internet in how people are meeting their spouse," said the study, led by John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago's Department of Psychology.
The lowest satisfaction rates were reported by people who met through family, work, bars/clubs or blind dates.