Do online dating relationships last
And all the online dating websites with their fancy algorithms fail because they’re based on the idea that similarity rules.Here’s Jonah: Most online dating websites are focused on finding you a similar partner.I called somebody who looked at the research and has some answers…Jonah Lehrer is the author of Imagine and How We Decide. A lot of what you’re about to read is very unsexy and very unromantic. Everyone asks how you Another recent paper summarized the results of 313 separate studies, concluding that the similarity of personality and preferences—such as, the scientists say, “matching people who prefer Judd Apatow’s movies to Woody Allen’s with people who feel the same way”— had no effect on relationship well-being.Meanwhile, a 2010 study of twenty-three thousand married couples found that the similarity of spouses accounted for less than 0.5 percent of spousal satisfaction. Turns out the break-up rate is higher among couples who meet online versus couples who meet offline.
e Harmony started in 2000, Ok Cupid in 2004, and more recently, a wave of mobile people-swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become wildly popular.
More than 60 percent of couples who met online were in non-marital, romantic relationships, researchers found, with a fraction meeting online and getting married. As for married participants, eight percent of couples who met online separated or divorced compared to the two percent of couples who met offline.