It should come as no surprise that more and more people meet their spouses online. But not all of those romances start on websites that are meant for finding partners. 

A recent study by Jeffrey Hall, an associate professor of communication studies at University of Kansas, found that among people who met their spouse online, more than half had done so somewhere other than a dating site.
Hall used an online survey to collect data from Americans who married someone they met online between 2005 and 2012, a period during which one in three American marriages started with an online meeting of some sort. 

Looking for love online? Forget OkCupid; try Facebook or “World of Warcraft”

It should come as no surprise that more and more people meet their spouses online. But not all of those romances start on websites that are meant for finding partners.

A recent study by Jeffrey Hall, an associate professor of communication studies at University of Kansas, found that among people who met their spouse online, more than half had done so somewhere other than a dating site.

Hall used an online survey to collect data from Americans who married someone they met online between 2005 and 2012, a period during which one in three American marriages started with an online meeting of some sort.

Looking for love online? Forget OkCupid; try Facebook or “World of Warcraft”