Dating websites can give people a "surprisingly high" chance of long-term romance, suggests a study published on St Valentine's Day.Some 94% of UK online agency customers questioned saw their "e-partner" again after the first face-to-face meeting.Catherine, Manchester, UK Anything that has the power to allow would be lovers to find each other can only be a good thing for romance.Online dating has helped bring agency dating into the 21st Century and break the stigma that finding love this way is superficial and, let's face it, a bit desperate.
It didn't work out for me, unfortunately; I dated a man for two years that I had met online before finding out that he was married with children.
I almost gave up looking, but have recently met a lovely guy that I share a lot in common with.
We get on brilliantly and love spending time with him.
"Those people who wrote letters or sent gifts tended to help strengthen their bond." Almost one in five of those interviewed had started a relationship lasting more than a year via a dating website.
Dr Gavin said this represented a "similar level of success" to partners who had met "in more conventional ways".
I think that online couples have a good chance of making it, as long as neither party misrepresents themselves. I'm happy that I let myself get into something less than traditional, otherwise I would have missed out on this great love.