They are important today — roughly one of every four straight couples now meet on the Internet.(For gay couples, it's more like two out of every three).These studies say it all — start online and line yourself up for a happily ever after in real life.A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.The research has been done, and we’ve brought the best of it to you. See what these six studies reveal about Internet intimacy: The brains behind online matchmaking services are soon to be held to standards similar to those of standardized exams in academia, according to researchers of one University of California Berkeley study.
New couples can emphasize their core values in getting to know one another.
This suggests that online matchmaking is a “more measured and selective” method for seeking a significant other.
When the Internet made its entrance into the romance arena, it came armed with endless partner prospects, the appeal of the pre-screening process and the simplicity of it all.
With technology taking over today’s world, Cupid’s arrow is taking the form of a computer cursor, whether you like it or not. This study compared the personalities, emotions, interests, values and marital adjustment of couples introduced online to those of couples who met outside of online dating atmospheres.
A study by the Association for Psychological Science found online dating to be a viable option to minimize the inevitable complications of relationship-seeking, and with technology advancing, so is the online dating industry. Results showed increased similarity among couples who were electronically matched by an online dating site, and such similarities were linked to increased marital satisfaction across all couples.