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The Impact of Online Dating on Divorce Rates

More people than ever are using dating applications and websites to try and find a partner. Research shows that more people at least pursue these methods than ever before. Most people have either met their spouse this way or know someone who has. Research is now looking into the long-term impacts of online dating and dating apps in terms of how those relationships fair and the potential benefits or costs to society.

There’s no doubt that online dating has emerged onto the landscape as a very popular way to meet a date as well as a spouse.

According to recent research, Tinder, OKCupid, and other dating sites could actually contribute to a more harmonious society. A new study conducted by Economics professors at the University of Vienna in Austria and the University of Essex indicate that the rise of internet dating could be behind more connections between people and an increase in interracial partnerships and stronger marriages.

The study shows as well that more than one-third of marriages begin online. Online dating is the second most popular way for heterosexual partners to meet. Dating apps have also exploded in popularity since the first iPhone in 2007. According to the study, in the past people relied largely on their social networks in real life to meet people such as colleagues, neighbors and friends or friends, often leading people to date individuals like themselves. However, as the dating pool has been opened to strangers in online dating, the partnerships are benefitting exponentially.

These unions could lead to a more harmonious society overall and more than 10,000 different simulations of randomly generated societies with added social connections were analyzed for the research study. Happier couples may be a side benefit of online dating, however, if you and your spouse are currently contemplating divorce, you may need the help of an experienced divorce lawyer to walk you through the process and prepare you for what to expect.

An attorney is your most important advocate when you want to talk through filing for divorce or initiate the divorce today- so don’t wait to schedule a consultation with someone you can trust.