Around one-third of American marriages now begin online

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New academic research claims that couples who meet on the Internet actually have a better chance of staying together long-term than those who meet in the real world.

Around one-third of American marriages now begin online. And those marriages are less likely to break down and are associated with slightly higher marital satisfaction rates than those of couples who met offline, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Of couples who got together online, 5.9% broke up, versus 7.6% of those who met offline, the study found. Of 19,131 couples who met online and got married, only around 7% were either separated or divorced (the overall U.S. divorce rate is 40% to 50%, experts say).

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