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On which online dating website did you meet your spouse.pngMatch has release a study, The Evolution of Dating: Match.com and Chadwick Martin Bailey Behavioral Studies Uncover a Fundamental Shift in How People Meet.

Match found that one in five people in new relationships met online. Results also revealed that 1 in 6 marriages are now between people who met through an online dating site – in the last year more than twice that of people meeting at bars, at clubs and other social events combined. This represents an increase of more than 40% over the past 5 years.

The studies reveal that Match.com is by far the most successful online dating service, having led to approximately twice as many dates, relationships and marriages as its closest competitor.

Match PR had this to say when I contacted them about the stats in the study: “Eharmony claims they’re responsible for 236 marriages a day, or 2% of all marriages. Our study found that we’re responsible for 4%.”

This quote from Match CEO Gregg Blatt explains why singles should try Match better than I’ve ever heard it described.

The studies confirm what we have known for quite some time – Match.com is the clear leader in online dating,” said Blatt. “We don’t overpromise. We don’t tell people we’ve figured out the secret to human happiness. And we don’t say we’re the answer. We’re simply a new and effective way to do an old and important thing, which is meet great new people with whom you really have a chance of hitting it off. If you’re single, there is no good reason not to join Match.com. It’s just something a single person should do in addition to all the other things you do to meet people and put yourself in a position to find romance.

Read the full Match.com study. What do you think about the results?