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Online dating and its impact on society

On Behalf of | Nov 2, 2017 | Family Law |

Pennsylvania residents may be able to help themselves find a mate by using online dating sites. Each month, there are roughly 30 million unique users visiting sites like or eHarmony. That is roughly 10 percent of the United States population. With so many people using dating sites, it makes it easier for a person to find a match outside his or her immediate social circle.

This may result in greater harmony in society as people of different races and backgrounds get married. Interracial marriages may help to alleviate social injustice and reduce symptoms of prejudice and racism. Researchers believe that online dating sites lead to more marriages and fewer divorces because of how people are matched. Many sites use algorithms or questionnaires before allowing people to peruse their matches.

It is also possible that people who are using online dating sites are doing so because they are ready to get married. Of course, there may be downsides to using dating sites. For instance, many charge a subscription fee until the user cancels, and they encourage users to save money by staying on the site longer. It may also cause younger people who like to serial date to get married later or not at all.

A divorce may lead to a wide variety of family legal issues. For instance, parents may need to decide how to take care of their children after the marriage ends. It may also be necessary to determine if either party gets alimony as well as how marital property should be divided. Prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements made with the help of a family law attorney may make it easier to come to decisions regarding these and other divorce issues.

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