A study conducted at the Drexel College of Information Science and Technology in 2011 revealed that 84% of the relationships under study ended in marriage were coming from eHarmony, a Christian dating site.
The reason that internet dating sites are still popular today is because they continue to provide singles with the best chances at finding their mate. But what makes today’s online dating sites different, if not better, is that they are now categorized.
According to Dr. Jeff Gavin, a psychologist from Bath University who did a study on internet dating agencies, today’s online websites have “all sorts of niches.” For instance there are sites for those who are looking for casual dating, those who are divorced, those who are into sports, and for those who are looking for other Christian singles.
However, it has been observed that Christian online dating sites were able to create lasting relationships. In the study conducted at the Drexel College of Information Science and Technology in 2011 entitled, “Not Just a Wink and a Smile: An Analysis on User-Defined Success in Online Dating” showed that 84% of those who reported success came from Eharmony.com, 46.7% in Match.com and 23% in OkCupid.com.
The results were broken down into three categories, dating, engaged and marriage. Success was defined in the study as a relationship which ended in marriage. The frequency of success stories was more for Eharmony.com, which is a Christian dating site, while engagement and marriage stories were much lesser in Match.com and OkCupid.
Christopher Mascaro a PhD. student who was also part of the Drexel study said in a statement,
“What we found in our research confirmed some of our experiences and anecdotal evidence, that certain dating sites fostered certain cultures and the range of success stories indicated as much.”
A faith-centred relationship that is grounded on honesty, compassion, respect and the basic commandments according to the scriptures, it stirs these singles away from the type of dating practiced by the secular world.
Someone single who values his or her relationship with God understands that it is more than just hooking up or getting in it for the thrill of the chase. It also does not settle on the superficial alone, but on the substance and level honesty that a relationship has.
Further, when you mingle with people who have the same faith and values, the more likely will the relationship end in marriage and last long. The Washington Post claimed that couples with interfaith marriages have 3 times the likelihood of divorce or separation those who have the same religion.
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