(Below is my argument in favour of the question but you can ignore it, just explain your answers to the question)
Today sex before marriage and divorce is more acceptable. The fact that less people divorced in the past doesn't mean they were all in happy marriages(you only have to look at third world countries) so I think it's a good thing as it tests whether people really want to be in that relationship. The role of women in society and in a marriage has changed and domestic abuse has gone down and is much more looked down upon compared to the past.
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Generally speaking, no.
Honestly, I think these things that supposedly determine "compatibility" have done more to hurt than to help marriages. From what I've observed of that, people today think that the relationship should sustain itself rather than through effort, humility, and mutual sacrifice.
Something else I observe is that couples love each other for how they want their partner to be and not as they are: a flawed human being. I hear people say things like "You can't really know a person until you do x, y, and z." Honestly, I don't buy into that. Again, that just tells me that in a relationship, the guy and girl see the ideal at first, only to become disappointed and disillusioned when they see less than the ideal.
Also, general cultural changes have had their share of effects as well. For example, more women are working. As such, they are under less financial pressure to stay in a marriage that is abusive, unfaithful, or otherwise less than satisfying.
And finally, I'll probably get in trouble for this, but such is the price of truth, I think all these things like premarital sex, contraception, and abortion have also done a number on the institution of marriage and cultural beliefs regarding it. If you ask me, there are reasons why the divorce rate has been so much higher since the Sexual Revolution of the late 1960s.0