Study Discovers That Couples Who Meet Online Are At A Much Higher Risk Of Divorcing During The First Three Years Of Marriage

“The fact that the added risk disappears after the first three years of marriage points to the importance of social capital established over the long term through families and friendships and communities,” the report says.

Basically, social support gives each partner access to reliable information and a network to lean on for help and affirmation.

This is not to say that relationships formed via online dating are doomed.

But, as the report says, “It does highlight the greater risks and difficulties of getting to know a relative stranger where reliable sources of background information and subsequent social support are less readily available.”

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