People on online dating

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Many say there are common, cultural threads, and we’re here to tease them out. The following is the third of eight in this online series.

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Plus, the more people you're exposed to, the more likely you are to find someone you're compatible with.

The takeaway here isn't that online dating is a panacea for your romantic troubles. But as online dating becomes more prevalent — right now it's the second most common way for heterosexual American couples to meet and the most common way for homosexual American couples to meet — it could have a meaningful impact on the divorce rate, and on overall relationship happiness.

As life gets more hectic, more people are turning to online dating.

And they found that compatibility was greater in partners after they had added those online-dating connections to that society.

Earlier studies — in which real people were surveyed — have found relationships that begin online tend to have an advantage over those that began offline.

None of this research proves that online dating causes couples to have a stronger relationship.

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