The stats are not comprehensive but the figures help a lot in understanding the meaning of divorce in the highly modern society of America.Various studies on US rate of divorce show significant differences when a comparison is made in 1st, 2nd and 3rd marriage breakups in America.What I learned from carrying out an interview of a female and the interview of a male trying to dig into this intriguing subject was that using the Internet for dating is equally painful for men and for women, but for very different reasons.

Rates have been dropping during the last few decades.

Data indicates that marriages have lasted longer in the 21st century as compared to the success rate of marriages in the 1990s.

Also White wife/Asian husband marriages are more likely to end in divorce as compared to White/White marriages. The overall rate of divorce in America in 2009 for men is 9.2 and the same for women is 9.7.

Mentioned below is a table that highlights geographic variations in divorce in the United States. For northeast region, the rate for men and women in 2009 is 7.2 and 7.5 respectively.

Also experts believe that the current rates trend might go down more in coming years as more and more couples prefer a live-in relationship. King on behalf of the Education Resources Information Center.

This is a type of relationship where couples live together like partners without marrying. In this detailed study, the main topic was whether crossing racial boundaries increased the risk of ending a marriage.

To get some insight into what women go through on these dating websites, I pulled aside one of my family members who I knew had spent some time on these sites looking for her future spouse.

By the time of this interview, she had already given up and moved on, finally discovering her future husband while visiting old friends at her alma mater. Ryan (RD): What year did you sign up with an online dating website and how long did you keep your account? RD: What were the majority of messages that you received from guys like? I got some commenting on my picture telling me how “hot” I was…how “good” I looked.

So, before filing a petition in the court to end your marriage always make sure that this is what you and your spouse wants.