A new economics paper presents some very compelling evidence that it is simply not true.
The ease at which married people can find new lovers online is not causing an increase in marital instability.
Do a quick online search for the term “What causes divorce” and you will be greeted with a myriad of sites claiming to have the answer.
Welcome to the simplest online dating site to date, flirt, or just chat with Divorced singles."Moreover, analyses of breakups indicated that marriages that began in an online meeting were less likely to end in separation or divorce than marriages that began in an offline venue." [6 Scientific Tips for a Successful Marriage] The study was funded by the dating site e Harmony.Independent statisticians oversaw the data, and e Harmony agreed that the results could be published regardless of how the data reflected on the website.Nearly 50% of those surveyed reported looking for marital relationships on dating sites.While couples who met online were statistically found to be about as likely to end a relationship as an offline couple, the divorce rate for the couples who met online and then got married was far higher.