Many suggest there is a lot you can do to maximise the success of your internet dating experience.
Of these relationships formed, on average they lasted for approx 7 months, with 18% of them lasting for over a year.
Such figures are in line with relationships formed in more traditional ways.
The study also discovered than over 70% of those who had met their partners through internet dating sites were happy to openly admit this to friends and would recommend internet dating to the people around them.
(match.com, 2005) Furthermore, a recent and crucially, an independent research study has also concluded that internet dating is officially a successful way of meeting new people and forming friendships or romance attachments and summarises that online dating can indeed be a success for many people.
Similarly, those couples who exchanged gifts before meeting up seemed to form deeper and more committed relationships.
The study concluded that simultaneous communication forms more of an intimacy.
(match.com, 2005) In 2004 a survey was set up by the with results again indicating high success rates for internet dating.
The study found that 12% of the 4743 couples registered had met on dating websites.
Interestingly, the research showed that men were generally more likely to be committed to the relationship than the women, and tended to be more dependent upon the women.