In addition, marriages that began on-line, when compared with those that began through traditional off-line venues, were slightly less likely to result in a marital break-up (separation or divorce) and were associated with slightly higher marital satisfaction among those respondents who remained married.
Demographic differences were identified between respondents who met their spouse through on-line vs.
For respondents categorized as currently married at the time of the survey, we examined marital satisfaction.
Analyses indicated that currently married respondents who met their spouse on-line reported higher marital satisfaction (M = 5.64, SE = 0.02, = 0.008).
Marital discord is costly to children, families, and communities.