New Yorkers are officially able to get married remotely over video conference. That’s according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s aide Melissa DeRosa, who announced the good news at a Saturday press conference.
“We are today signing an executive order allowing people to get their marriage licenses remotely, and also allowing clerks to perform ceremonies over video,” explained DeRosa “So if that’s an avenue people want to go down, it will be available to them.”
“Video marriage ceremonies,” he said, in apparent disbelief. “There’s now no excuse when the question comes up for marriage. No excuse.”
Cuomo went on to endorse one specific video-conference tool: Zoom.
“You can do it by Zoom,” he said laughing. “It’s yes or no.”
Cuomo, for his part, is reportedly single.
On the other part studies has shown that online dating would be the best solution if you are in search for the perfect partner, The couple who tied the knot after meeting on the internet to a small extent happier and longer stay together compared with couples who met on the old-tradition way.
The researchers found that more than a third of the respondents met their partners on the Internet, 45% of them met thanks to dating sites, and 21% thanks to social networks, like Fasebook, Twitter, etc.
Those who have met in real life, it is usually either elderly or on the contrary too young or people with health problems: work together 22% as through friends 19% or at school 11%.
Why marriages that originate on the Internet are happier and more stable? “Perhaps because they are focused on finding a relationship, rather than to start them with familiar people, whether it is a colleague or a friend of friends” – says Elizabeth Schoenfeld, a graduate student of Texas University, which studies the behavior of people. – “Perhaps this initial motivation – to achieve relations, later turns into motivation – to keep the relationship.”