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Research Suggests that eHarmony Couples are "Happier"

( - February 5, 2006) has released the results of a study it commissioned that finds "that singles who were matched by eHarmony and later married are significantly happier than couples who met by any other means. The research was titled, "The 2005 Study of Marriage in America."

In order to provide an overview of marital quality among both couples and couples in the U.S., and Global Market Insite surveyed 2,106 couples. The results show that eHarmony couples scored significantly higher in regard to all four components of relationship quality measured by the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS): consensus, satisfaction, affectional expression and cohesion. says that the research reinforces the findings of a similar study conducted in 2003 and underscores the vital role broad based compatibility plays in determining the long-term success of relationships.

"What makes marriages so special are their quality, strength and stability," said Dr. Neil Clark Warren, chairman and co founder of "What this research proves is that people are finding the loves of their lives at; these happily married couples are becoming parts of communities everywhere and their children are being born and raised by loving and satisfied parents. All of us at feel so fortunate to have such a unique opportunity to make the world a healthier and happier place."

Other findings from the commissioned study, according to, include the following:

» couples have significantly happier and more successful marriages than couples who met in any other ways. eHarmony married couples scored significantly higher than other marrieds on the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (average score = 127 versus 113).

» couples rate their marriages significantly better than non- couples. marrieds are notably more likely than other marrieds to indicate that they consider their marriage to be "Extremely Happy" to "Perfect" (77% versus 55%).

» couples enjoy spending more time together. Married couples who met on are 13% more likely than other marrieds to report that they enjoy spending time together and sharing their interests (80% versus 67%).

» couples get along better. married couples are 30% more likely than other marrieds to say that they "rarely" or "never" quarrel (73% versus 43%).

» When it comes to family finances, religious issues, friends, philosophy of life and sexual relations, married couples who met on are 16% more likely than other marrieds on average to indicate that they "Always" or "Almost Always Agree" (84% versus 68%).

» When it comes to dealing with each other's parents, married couples are 20% more likely to "Always" or "Almost Always Agree" (80% versus 60%).

The 2005 Study of Marriage in America surveyed 2,106 couples (1,112 couples participated in the current survey while 994 comparison married couples were recruited by Global Market Insite). Couples surveyed completed a 420 item online questionnaire that included the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) developed by Dr. Graham Spanier in 1976. The DAS is a 32-item instrument which measures marital relationship quality and has been used in over 2,000 published studies. The DAS is comprised of four subscales: Dyadic Consensus, Dyadic Satisfaction, Affectional Expression and Dyadic Cohesion. Combined scores across scales indicates overall marital adjustment. The overall margin of error for the study is +/-2.0%.

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