That could also explain why marriages that began on social networking sites were also no more likely to end in divorce than unions that were generated by online dating sites that involve algorithms and strangers trying to match people together, rather than acquaintances who know their friends’ likes and dislikes and personality best.MORE: With Oculus, Facebook Can Reinvent Itself — and Its Reputation Social networking sites also have another potential advantage over dating services – they aren’t burdened by the pressure of trying to find love and the anxiety of having to present yourself in the best possible light to catch a mate.And the rising age of Facebook users may also have an effect on the patterns that Hall found.While it’s possible that people who meet and marry via social networking sites may always be from a young demographic, it’s also possible that as more people join the site, including those who are looking for a second chance at love later in life, could drive that average age up.Of course, the data may also reflect more early social networking behavior than the way that people use the sites today.While it dominated the early days of cyber connecting, for example, My Space was surpassed by Facebook in 2008 as the primary source of online interactions.Truths about Singleness: Singleness is always an exception, not a norm.That God might call them to ‘singleness’ as if he also might call them to endure cancer.
For these groups, he says, such sites may have been a way to expand their already close-knit network of friends to include others like them, but not yet part of their local connections.
What the results do show is that we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss social networks as an important tool for finding love in the 21st century.
According to a Pew Research Center Internet Project poll, in 2013, 24% of internet users have flirted with someone online, compared to 15% in 2005.
And Hall’s findings suggest that those flirtations, if they’re on social networking sites, are increasingly likely to lead to meaningful relationships, and even happy marriages.
Can we stop telling people they might be Many will disagree, but if you are married, it’s never a good idea to tell someone single that they might never meet someone.