As far as what helps people stay married, married adults said in a 2015 survey that having shared interests (64%) and a satisfying sexual relationship (61%) were very important to a successful marriage.More than half (56%) also named sharing household chores.

Americans are increasingly looking for love online.

A total of 15% of American adults have used online dating sites and/or mobile dating apps, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, up from 11% who reported doing so in 2013.

For the most part, people today view online dating positively.

About six-in-ten (59%) say it is a good way to meet people, and 47% agree that it is easier and more efficient than other ways of meeting people.

However, being a good financial provider was seen as particularly important for men to be a good husband or partner, according to a 2017 survey by the Center.

About seven-in-ten adults (71%) said it was very important for a man to be able to support a family financially to be a good husband or partner, while just 32% said the same for a woman to be a good wife or partner.

In 2017, more favored (62%) than opposed (32%) allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally.

Sizable minorities of married people are members of a different religious group than their significant other or identify with a different political party.

One-in-six newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015.