By contrast, only 10 percent of the Mic study participants had initially got to know their partners through a website or app. That’s despite the findings of a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, which revealed that more than half of the Americans consulted believe in online dating options as great resources for finding love.
Regardless of where couples first meet, though, an eHarmony study suggests that most cycle through the same set of five milestones during the course of their time together. According to a 2017 report in The Independent, Jacqui Manning, one of the dating website’s relationship experts, has explained, “There are a lot of commonalities [between people when it comes to their romances].”
In order to discern said stages, then, eHarmony put the study’s more than 1,000 Australian subjects through psychological tests. During the process, those surveyed were quizzed about their lifestyles and how they act in certain situations – ostensibly in a bid to determine what, if any, changes love makes.