eHarmony makes the claim that 20% of committed relationships began online. Psychology Today estimates that by the year 2040, 70% of couples will meet online. A study by Stanford University asserts that couples who meet online are no more likely to break up than couples that meet offline.
Are online relationships OK?
Online relationships can be very healthy and fulfilling if you communicate clearly, stay honest with each other, and establish clear boundaries and expectations. Use common sense to keep yourself safe, like getting to know the person before you disclose anything really sensitive or personal about yourself.
How often do couples meet online?
Rosenfeld, a lead author on the research and a professor of sociology in the School of Humanities and Sciences, drew on a nationally representative 2017 survey of American adults and found that about 39 percent of heterosexual couples reported meeting their partner online, compared to 22 percent in 2009.