"Could meeting your mate in church versus a chat room, or through a set-up instead of speed-dating, mean the difference between the relationship’s success or failure?"...
"Statistics Canada data reveals that 86 per cent of high-income families include a married or common-law couple, compared to 49 per cent of the middle class and just 12 per cent of the nation’s lowest income earners. Reduced social support experienced by working-class couples – those likeliest to have met without intervention from friends or family – could be one of the factors contributing to this marriage gap (though working-class and low-income are not necessarily one and the same)."
“We have an individualistic society where communities aren’t strong,” said Andrea Mrozek, executive director of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada. “So the reality is that it’s hard to find people to meet these days that would be supported by family and friends – or even known to family and friends."
Read the full article online here: http://www.canada.com/life/Pride+place+Where+meet+your+mate+matters/9640922/story.html