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Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2013
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88 news outlets
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24 blogs
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1 policy source
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465 tweeters
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29 Facebook pages
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Title
Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2013
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1222447110
Pubmed ID
Authors

J. T. Cacioppo, S. Cacioppo, G. C. Gonzaga, E. L. Ogburn, T. J. VanderWeele

Abstract

Marital discord is costly to children, families, and communities. The advent of the Internet, social networking, and on-line dating has affected how people meet future spouses, but little is known about the prevalence or outcomes of these marriages or the demographics of those involved. We addressed these questions in a nationally representative sample of 19,131 respondents who married between 2005 and 2012. Results indicate that more than one-third of marriages in America now begin on-line. 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. traditional off-line venues, but the findings for marital break-up and marital satisfaction remained significant after statistically controlling for these differences. These data suggest that the Internet may be altering the dynamics and outcomes of marriage itself.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 3%
United Kingdom 5 2%
Germany 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Vietnam 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 275 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 60 20%
Student > Bachelor 53 18%
Researcher 38 13%
Student > Master 37 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 21 7%
Other 58 19%
Unknown 33 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 101 34%
Social Sciences 41 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 11%
Computer Science 16 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 4%
Other 59 20%
Unknown 38 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1260. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 November 2020.
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