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— that online dating “works.” This much should be obvious: We don’t actually know.
Some of the reasons for that ambiguity are clear in this latest study.
I believe this works out to 2% of the total number of Americans who got married last year met through the site.
is also mentioned due to stats they released recently (and then pulled) that says 12 couples got married or engaged everyday on their dating site (see Story).
The Wall Street Journal in an article called "Marriage-Maker Claims Are Tied in Knots" attempts to find out if some of the statistics are true, in regards to the number of marriages a dating site claims to have generated.
e Harmony is targeted because of their claim that 236 members get married everyday (see Story).
In fact, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University found that 80% of online daters lie about their height, weight or age.
The older you are, though, the less likely you are to fib, according to a study commissioned by Beautiful People.com, an online dating site where users are voted into the community.
So online-dating companies looking to tout their success as matchmaking yentas have sought novel ways to enumerate marriages.
In fact, this latest proclamation on the state of modern love joins a 2010 study that found more couples meet online than at schools, bars or parties.
And a 2012 study that found dating site algorithms aren’t effective.
And yet, just this week, a new analysis from Michigan State University found that online dating leads to fewer committed relationships than offline dating does — that it doesn’t work, in other words.
That, in the words of its own author, contradicts a pile of studies that have come before it.
And a study from dating site Ok Cupid confirms taller men receive more messages.