Marital dating online
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.She has ducked under a glacier in Switzerland and poked hot lava with a stick in Hawaii.
The least-satisfied offline couples met through work, family, at bars or on blind dates.
It was founded in 2002 by Darren Morgenstern, with the slogan: "Life is short.
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These couples tended to be happier in their relationships than couples who met offline, the researchers report this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"Our results indicate that of the continuing marriages, those in which respondents met their spouses online were rated as more satisfying than marriages that began in an offline meeting," said study researcher John Cacioppo, a psychologist at the University of Chicago.