The United Kingdom has the highest rate in the EU with nearly 20 people in every 1000 getting divorced per annum.
According to the first report published here, as the number of internet dating users has grown, so too have the number of divorces.
Again the empirical analysis finds that increased access to the Internet decreases divorce rates except in this analysis the result is not statistically significant.
A new economics paper presents some very compelling evidence that it is simply not true.
The ease at which married people can find new lovers online is not causing an increase in marital instability.
Do a quick online search for the term “What causes divorce” and you will be greeted with a myriad of sites claiming to have the answer.
A popular claim is that online dating and social networking sites are major contributors to infidelity and divorce.
Yet the rate of divorces amongst religious communities is much lower.
A study of the religious groups revealed a rate of divorce amongst Christian communities is on average 53% less then the rate of divorce amongst the non-religious.
It doesn’t really matter if 42% of all divorce cases involved one partner finding a new lover online, as one UK study found, because the Internet is only a tool that shortens the search that those people who want out of their marriage use to find new love.
/PRNewswire/ -- According to reports from both 'D8 A Geek' and 'Christ Ambassadors' - two popular news blogs - online dating is causing divorce rates globally to rise…but religious communities are bucking the trend.
A single person wants to be married and knows the minimum qualities another person must have in order for them to be a suitable spouse.
This person searches until they find a mate who has at least these minimum qualities (or reservation value) and, if that other person is also satisfied that their reservation value has been met, the two people marry.
One report contends that whilst internet dating itself is not a bad thing, it has encouraged a disconnected attitude towards relationships allowing people to simply walk away when things get tough comfortable in the knowledge that there are plenty of other people online to date.