The details of these profile are unable to capture to those experiential aspects of social interactions that are important in judging compatibility with a potential partner.
But the impact of this merger between technology and romance in building and maintaining long-term relationships remains questionable. Cacioppo et al conducted a study involving a nationally representative sample of 19,131 respondents who married between 20.
Their goal was to determine the outcomes of marriages initially built on the Internet, particularly through social networking and dating websites. The study revealed that marriages that began online were slightly less likely to led to marital breakup when compared with those that began through traditional offline venues.
There are disadvantages of using dating apps and online dating websites nonetheless.
Sprecher et al noted that the online or dating profiles of user reduce three-dimensional people to two-dimensional displays of information.
Dating websites and dating apps have created a new dating culture.
The proliferation of portable communication devices such as smartphones and tablet computers has opened new ways to meet new people.
The same marriages that began online also had a slightly higher marital satisfaction.
These findings suggest that that the Internet might be altering the dynamics and outcomes of marriage itself Another study by Aditi Paul yielded different results.
The technology behind online-enabled dating services also has the capacity to easily weed out individuals who are not possible matches.