How Effective Are Dating Sites?

Dating online can be a valuable or dangerous experience so BE CAREFUL! Most dating sites should be avoided, but a few are great tools to meet people you may never have met otherwise.

One dating site that is safe and effective is eHarmony (link). They “…are committed to investigating and understanding what makes marriages successful…” so you know you will be be intentionally matched with marriage in mind. This site is clearly not for hookups or finding a buddy, but rather for finding someone with whom you can trust, be committed and enjoy life together.

You don’t have to feel that you’re alone or out of the ordinary since you’re looking online because “…eHarmony marriages accounted for 2 percent of new U.S. marriages…between April 1, 2006 and March 31, 2007.” If you’re worried that meeting online might compromise you’re relationship, check out this research-based article ( ), which suggests that eHarmony couples are happier than other couples!

People are finding the love of their life online, so don’t be afraid to try and do the same.

Study finds an average of 235 eHarmony members marry every day. (2008, July 28). Retrieved from

New research finds eHarmony couples are significantly happier in their marriages than non-eHarmony couples.
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