Newsmaxhealth.com says if you’re looking for the perfect mate, a new study suggests you might be on the right track if you turn to the Internet: Married couples who met online were slightly more likely to be happy and stay together than those who ran into each other the old-fashioned way.
The difference was small, although the number of people who met online was big, and researchers who study marriage say the study has some weaknesses. Still, lead author John Cacioppo, of the University of Chicago, said it should give comfort to anyone who fears that meeting online isn’t the best way to begin a romantic relationship.
“I hope this encourages people to feel authentic and not odd if they feel so busy that they’re going online to meet people,” said Cacioppo, director of the university’s Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience. “It’s a new environment and a new world, and it’s not one we should be afraid of.”