Honesty in Online Dating Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. John Cacioppo: That is fascinating and, in some ways, counterintuitive for some people who might think that people hide behind their computer. You’re saying that the level of self-disclosure is higher. _____ Dr. John Cacioppo Honesty in Online Dating Leads to Marriage You raise a very good point. That’s why I wanted to make the point that these are individuals who ended up married. If
Benefits of Online Dating Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. John Cacioppo: You’ve come up with three different compelling hypotheses for the research findings. I’m hoping that you will share them with our listeners. _____ Dr. John Cacioppo I’ll go through more than three. Benefits of Online Dating: Educated, Wealthy Pool The most obvious one is selection bias. The people who were more educated and wealthier are more likely to meet online. That sets a
Online Matches Have Successful Marriages Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. John Cacioppo: What about after the people meet online and they marry? Were there any statistically significant differences that you found post-marriage with respect to spouses who did meet online initially versus offline? _____ Dr. John Cacioppo Online Matches Have Successful Marriages: Not Every One There is something that I want to clarify. Just because I might meet someone online doesn’t mean that I
Educated Online Dating Pool Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. John Cacioppo: That makes sense. In terms of the demographic differences, you mentioned education. Tell us about the differences you found with respect to education and income as well as why you think that’s the case. _____ Dr. John Cacioppo Educated Online Dating Pool: Well Paid We found those who were making $75,000 and above were more likely to meet their spouse online than offline.
Find Love Online in Your 30s Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. John Cacioppo: That is fascinating. Over a third of marriages between that span of 2005 and 2012 began online. You mentioned age. I want to highlight that. Is there any difference with respect to people in different age groups? You mentioned the demographic with a very dominant presence is the 30 to 39 year-olds. It sounds like there is a difference in prevalence
Most Marriages Start Online Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. John Cacioppo: Your results revealed that a large proportion of marriages in this country now begin online. What did you find? _____ Dr. John Cacioppo Most Marriages Start Online: 35% We were really surprised. About 35% of the marriages between 2005 and 2012 began online. That’s a dramatic increase in the number of such marriages. One of the things that this implies is that online