Virtual marriages, which allow people to marry online, have become more popular as more people have embraced them.
More and more people are opting to marry at home and the practice is gaining traction in the US.
But a study by Marriage Foundation found that fewer than 15% of American adults had a virtual marriage and that only 9% of Americans had a traditional marriage.
The study also found that many people who did have a virtual wedding did not use it for the purpose of marriage, instead opting for a traditional one.
Virtual marriage is not legal in most states, but some states are considering adopting the concept.
“While it is possible to marry using virtual methods, many people find that these methods have a greater likelihood of causing emotional harm and marital distress,” the report said.
Online marriage was used in the study by 20% of the US population, but that figure dropped to 8% for the majority of states.
However, the number of people opting to use virtual marriages has increased dramatically.
In 2015, a survey of more than 2,500 adults by the Pew Research Center found that 38% of US adults said they had married online, up from 29% in 2013.
By 2020, more than one in four adults said that they had done so.
“The number of individuals who have married online is on the rise,” the Pew report said, adding that the rise was most pronounced among younger adults and white, non-Hispanic adults.
According to the report, about 40% of marriages in the United States have ended in divorce, with the majority ending in a virtual one.
In 2017, the Pew survey found that about half of marriages ended in virtual separation.
But in the last decade, the proportion of marriages that ended in a traditional or virtual divorce has fallen to a lower number of just 3%.
There are no specific laws in the U.S. that govern virtual marriages, so some states have adopted their own versions of marriage certificates.
Some states, including Utah, Arizona and Wyoming, require that people apply for a marriage license in order to marry.
A 2015 report from the Pew Center on the States found that online marriages, especially those in which couples were virtual, were associated with increased rates of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault.
In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report on sexual assault in marriages that found that one in six married couples reported physical violence.