Friends are the still best way to meet marriage partners According to most studies marriage statistics for people meeting online are overstated. The leading source of meeting the partner you marry is through friends. One study says that 44.6% are introduced by friends. The next leading sources are school or work. Less than 7% meet online.
Why is this? When you meet people through friends, work, or school, you get to spend time with them and find out who they really are. As one person put it, “I will dress completely differently for a date than for work or hanging out with friends. I am less on show and more of myself.”
Matches That Matter has found a way to recreate the best of what happens when you meet through friends. In addition their model removes the common annoyances of online dating such as, fake profiles, impersonal emails and texts, 15 minute coffee dates etc.. Instead, Matches That Matter members meet potential partners in a comfortable, fun, and interesting environment while giving back to good causes.
For a limited time Matches That Matter is offering a $49 promotional rate for people who join with a friend of the opposite sex. Everyone has a friend that is not right for them, but may be perfect for someone else. Matches That Matter brings those people together. Groups of 12 compatible singles over the age of 40 are put together to work on fun, interesting community projects where they work together and really get to know each other.
Matches That Matter began operations in May. After three years of research and testing the program was honed to appeal to the different ways over-40 singles meet and socialize. The company wanted to create experiences that emphasize companionship and a natural real life dating experience.
More married couples are introduced by friends than any other source http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Relationships/Where_Couples_Met http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2007/june/5060407.html
Marriages that start online http://blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/how-many-marriages-started-online-764/