Most of us only believe something is true and factual after we’ve seen “official numbers” and random figures.So for those of you interested in facts, figures and random relationship trivia…here we go.None of this research proves that online dating causes couples to have a stronger relationship.It's possible — and more likely — that there's some self-selection going on, as University of Kansas professor Jeffrey A. That is, people who sign up for dating services may be more interested in a relationship, and even marriage, than say, people at a bar who aren't specifically there to meet a serious partner.This finding was revealed in a study titled: conducted by QUT behavioural economists Stephen Whyte and Professor Benno Torgler.
As RSVP's resident relationship expert and psychologist John Aitken told Fairfax Media last year of the RSVP statistics on Australians online dating habits, "When you look at those stats, it's not a last resort option with a stigma attached to it anymore …Plus, marriages that began online were less likely to end in separation or divorce.(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.There's a growing body of research to support this idea, and the latest piece of evidence is a paper by Josué Ortega at the University of Essex in the UK and Philipp Hergovich at the University of Vienna in Austria, cited in the MIT Technology Review.The researchers reached their conclusion by creating upwards of 10,000 randomly generated societies.