The researchers calculated the strength of marriages by measuring the compatibility between two partners in a society.And they found that compatibility was greater in partners after they had added those online-dating connections to that society.
Obviously for these people, these relationships were a lot more successful.
Workplace romances may be tricky, but 12 percent of people met their spouses through work, so it's not exactly uncommon.
(That study was funded by e Harmony.com, but one of the study authors told Market Watch that it was overseen by independent statisticians.) Another study, published in the journal Sociological Science in 2017, found that heterosexual couples who met online made a quicker transition to marriage than couples who met offline.
None of this research proves that online dating causes couples to have a stronger relationship.
Seventeen percent of people surveyed met their partner through friends.