Survey questions online dating
"We don't discourage people from Tinder," he said in February 2015.
He convinced the company to pay for an online survey of Americans.
After controlling for demographic differences between the online and real-world daters, those differences remained statistically significant, the team reports online today in the .
Harry Reis, a psychologist at the University of Rochester in New York, is mixed on the findings.
Over one-third of the people who married between 20 reported meeting their spouse online.
About half of all people who met their spouse online met through online dating, whereas the rest met through other online venues such as chat rooms, online games, or other virtual worlds. In fact, people who met online were slightly less likely to divorce and scored slightly higher on marital satisfaction.