Couples who meet on dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, OKCupid are FIVE TIMES more likely to divorce in early marriage


Does it really matter how you meet your spouse? According to a new study, it might.

Titled Relative Strangers: The Importance of Social Capital for Marriage, the study found that 12 per cent of couples who meet online get divorced within the first three years of marriage compared to 2 per cent of couples who meet through friends or family.

After seven years, those statistics increase to 17 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.

The research was commissioned by the Marriage Foundation and compiled by polling company Savanta ComRes, both based in the UK.

“These figures are troubling given the increasing popularity of couples meeting online,” the Marriage Foundation’s research director, Harry Benson, said in a statement released earlier this week.

“It suggests that in the early years of marriage, couples who meet this way might lack sufficient social capital or close support networks around them to deal with all the challenges they face.”


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