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Third of Marriages Result From Online Relationships

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Online dating at times has a shady reputation. People often lie in their profiles about how much they earn and how much they weigh. But still online dating continues to grow.

Recently the University of Chicago released a study showing that marriages among online daters may last longer than relationships starting elsewhere. Researchers surveyed 19,000 people.

According to HealthDay News, "The researchers found that more than a third of those surveyed met their spouses online. Of those, 45 percent met through dating sites, while 21 percent met through social networks like Facebook."

For days ago Christian Post published the article Is Online Dating Biblical? Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, wrote:

Like many things, online dating isn't inherently evil or good. Sometimes things are less about what we do than about the heart we do it with. More often than not, the Bible offers general principles over specifics.

The Washington Post reported in January that online dating site Christian Mingle has 8 million members. Numerous Christians have also signed up for eHarmony.

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