Articles on dating and marriage

A new paper suggests partners who meet online are more likely to be compatible than those who meet in person.

The paper adds to a growing body of research suggesting marriages that start online are stronger and last longer than relationships that start offline.

They “date around.” They engage in casual hook-ups.

Rather than honoring God with their bodies, they see sex as inconsequential. God gave us intimacy because it’s part of the process by which we become one with another person. When you have a sexual relationship with someone, it creates a powerful, intimate bond. That’s why sex can be so damaging before (and outside of) marriage.

There's a growing body of research to support this idea, and the latest piece of evidence is a paper by Josué Ortega at the University of Essex in the UK and Philipp Hergovich at the University of Vienna in Austria, cited in the MIT Technology Review.

The researchers reached their conclusion by creating upwards of 10,000 randomly generated societies.

Telling people you and your partner met online can seem kind of boring.

However, Scripture does have strong words that can apply to today’s dating culture: In today’s culture, young people tend to have relationship after relationship.

It is the opposite of recreational dating, which is dating for fun or for sexual purposes.

If a romantic couple discovers one of them doesn’t have the intention of getting married someday, then they end the relationship. Make a decision to set parameters on physical affection. People who act promiscuously because they’re worried about finding a spouse and getting married are hurting themselves—and their future marriage. You don’t want to get married only to discover that the two of you have hurtful issues in your past, or different ideas about raising children.

Or how you'd been best friends since kindergarten and then one day something just ?

But couples who connected through swiping or clicking can take, ahem, heart: If they choose to tie the knot, they'll likely have a healthier marriage than couples who met offline.

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