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Getting Married in 2014, eHarmony dishes out the details on getting married

Stock-Cute-CoupleIn the past getting fit has been the number one New Year’s resolution, but for many people tying the knot is the number one wish. Popular matchmaking site eHarmony has released a few insights that is gathered over the years, answering questions like, “How Long Does it Take to Meet Your Spouse ?”.
 
In a recent survey eHarmony asked its married couples to detail their experience with the service, and today eHarmony released, for the first time, its eHarmony Married Couples by the Numbers Facts.
 
“Still Unforgettable, which won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal and earned Natalie a NAACP Award for Best Jazz Artist. Natalie has also authored two successful books, “Angel on My Shoulder” Wondering how long does it taked to meet your spouse on eHarmony? According to the numbers 71% of women meet their spouse within a year, while 69% of men surveyed said they met their spouse within a year.
 
How long does it take from when you are matched to when you marry? The median time from when people are matched to when they marry is 1.8 years according to the numbers. The average relationship lived 20.2 miles apart when they were first matched. It was almost an even split when it came to initiating contact using the site, with 53% of the time, men initiated the first communication. An interesting twist is that as women aged it seemed that they were more willing to initiate contact, eHarmony stated that “Women in their 70’s initiated the first communication 55.8% of the time.”
 
On average, husbands are 2.39 years older than their wives using the site, and more than 70% of women and men are college educated or higher. This year, eHarmony wants to inspire those looking for love by bringing seven of the more than 600,000 married couples who have found true love on eHarmony to be part of its float titled Everlasting Love in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade. Chosen to showcase the endless possibilities for lasting love, eHarmony couples will ride alongside the GRAMMY award-winning star, Natalie Cole as she sings her hit, “This Will Be” down the parade route.
 
All of these marriages had to start somewhere, and the first eHarmony Marriage was John and Vicki Vystrcil, from Frisco, TX. They have been married since 2001, and eHarmony states that John and Vicki’s, “shared values brought them together on eHarmony and have given them a strong and happy marriage ever since.”
 
more info: eHarmony.com