"They did control for demographic factors, and that is good," he says.
"But they did not control for personality, mental health status, drug and alcohol use, history of domestic violence, and motivation to form a relationship." All are all known to affect marital outcomes, and people who tend to date online may differ in one or more of these factors, he says.
Over one-third of the people who married between 20 reported meeting their spouse online.
About half of all people who met their spouse online met through online dating, whereas the rest met through other online venues such as chat rooms, online games, or other virtual worlds. In fact, people who met online were slightly less likely to divorce and scored slightly higher on marital satisfaction.
George Davey Smith is a clinical epidemiologist whose research has pioneered (1) understanding of the causes and alleviation of health inequalities; (2) lifecourse epidemiology (3) systematic reviewing of evidence of effectiveness of health care and health policy interventions (4) population health contributions of the new genetics.
But how have those marriages fared compared with those of people who met in more traditional venues such as bars or parties? A survey of nearly 20,000 Americans reveals that marriages between people who met online are at least as stable and satisfying as those who first met in the real world—possibly more so."Kasi ininterview ako ng The Buzz dahil doon, tapos sinabi ko sa kanya (Matteo) na 'Tinanong ng The Buzz kung nililigawan mo daw ba ako.' Tapos sabi niya 'Ano sinagot mo? "asked me if you were courting me.' He said, 'What did you answer? ) Matteo is currently dating singer Sarah Geronimo.' tapos jinoke ko siya, sabi ko, 'Oo.' Tapos sabi niya 'Ha? ' then I joked, I said, 'Yes.' And then he said, 'Ha? During the press conference, Matteo responded to KZ's bashers who support Matteo and Sarah's relationship.He is co-editor of the International Journal of Epidemiology (during his tenure the impact factor has increased from less than 2 to over 9), has sat on the MRC Public Health and Health Services Research, Physiological Medicine and Infection Boards and the MRC Military Health Research Advisory Group and Global Health Group.He is on the Wellcome Trust Science Funding Interview Panel.John Cacioppo, a psychologist at the University of Chicago in Illinois, wondered how online dating has changed American family life.Enough time has passed that millions of Americans who first met online are now married, a population large enough for traditional psychological survey techniques.For participants who were still married, the questionnaire included a battery of questions that social psychologists use to assess relationships.For example, respondents were asked, "Please indicate the degree of happiness, all things considered, of your marriage." They were also asked to rate their level of agreement with statements about their spouses such as, "We have chemistry," and "We are able to understand each other's feelings." Since e Harmony has an obvious conflict of interest, Cacioppo asked two statisticians with no connection to the company, Elizabeth Ogburn and Tyler Vander Weele of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, to analyze the answers.Major contributions include: a) the demonstration of the influence of childhood socio-economic deprivation on cause-specific morbidity and mortality patterns in adult life; b) methodological developments in meta-analysis; c) elucidation of factors underlying socio-economic differences in morbidity and mortality in the UK, US, Norway and India d) the development and application of Mendelian randomisation approaches, interrogating the causal role of behavioural factors (such as alcohol consumption) and intermediate phenotypes (such as fibrinogen and C-reactive protein) on different health outcomes; e) application of causal analysis approaches to epigenetic data.He is an ISI highly cited scholar and Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Medicine Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.