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Study: Marriages from online meetings have fewer divorces

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A new study says marriages that begin online are slightly more successful than marriages that began the traditional way. (Source: MGN) A new study says marriages that begin online are slightly more successful than marriages that began the traditional way. (Source: MGN)

(RNN) - A new study reveals good news for fans of sites like eHarmony, Match.com and Christianmingle.com.

Marriages that began online are less likely to result in a marital break-up compared to couples who meet traditionally, according to a new study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Couples from relationships that began online were also slightly more satisfied with their marriage than traditional marriages.

Those performing the study questioned 19,131 people who married between 2005 and 2012, and results showed more than a third of marriages in the U.S. begin online.

Data received suggests the outcomes and dynamics of marriages could be altered by the internet.

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