recent joint-study (PDF) conducted by Michigan State University and Stanford found that people who met online weren’t as likely to stay together for the long haul as their offline-matched counterparts. The separation and divorce rates for folks who’d paired up online was much higher than their offline compatriots, and more online-founded relationships tended to end within a year after the survey. Is Online Better Than Offline For Meeting Partners? states that those who met on the web were more likely to date than actually marry compared to people that’d met IRL, too — by more than double.

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