The authors' involvement in and analysis of the data were reviewed and approved by the University of Chicago Institutional Review Board. Psychological Science in the Public Interest.
Meeting a marital partner in traditional off-line venues has declined over the past several decades but meeting on-line has grown dramatically 2 , with on-line dating now a billion-dollar industry 3. Next, participants were asked a series of additional demographic questions, including their religion, their ethnic classification, their annual household income, their work status, and the number of children. Interpersonal effects in computer-mediated interaction. The Internet has also changed how Americans meet their spouse. For example, currently married respondents who met their spouse through an on-line community or chat room expressed lower levels of marital satisfaction than those who met their spouse through other on-line venues.