Contributed by: ElyseRomano Tuesday, July 23 2013 @ 07:14 am
Is eHarmony the secret to a happy marriage?
eHarmony certainly thinks so.
We've been hearing a lot lately about the 'landmark' new study that says marriages that begin online are longer and more fulfilling than marriages that begin offline. We've also heard plenty about the source of the study's funding: eHarmony.
And here's another crazy coincidence: the eHarmony-funded study also found that eHarmony is the best online dating site for long-term relationships. How unexpected!
Ok, all joking aside, eHarmony swears it wasn't involved in any of the data analysis and all the findings are completely objective. A study is a study, and the scientific side of my brain can't resist the urge to take a look at the research (biased though it may be). So let's dive in...
Where are couples meeting these days?
Where else do people meet?
Where should you meet if you're looking for a long-term relationship?
Which dating site is responsible for the most happy marriages?
On the flip side, what's the rate of break-up and divorce among recent marriages?
Why do eHarmony couples have such a leg up on the competition? They say it's because:
And it totally has nothing to do with the fact that eHarmony paid for the study. At all. What could possibly have put a wacky idea like that into your head?