When it comes to relationships, many feel if it wasn’t for bad luck they’d have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on end. But Cranach at Patheos directs us to better odds:
UChicago News — Meeting online has become an increasingly common way to find a partner, with opportunities arising through social networks, exchanges of email, instant messages, multi-player games and virtual worlds, in which people “live” on the site through avatars. The research shows that couples who met online were more likely to have higher marital satisfaction and lower rates of marital breakups than relationships that began in face-to-face meetings.
Marriage breakups were reported in about 6 percent of the people who met online, compared with 7.6 percent of the people who met offline. Marriages for people who met online reported a mean score of 5.64 on a satisfaction survey, compared with a score of 5.48 for people who met offline. The survey was based on questions about their happiness with their marriage and degree of affection, communication and love for each other.
Well, that tears it. I’ve been going about this all wrong. I guess I’ll head right over to Ourtime. Or you young whipper-snappers should sign into WoW –or whatever MMORPG is the bomb right now — and start trolling for a soul-mate.