So I can definitely say is a good thing to meet someone online.
I would never have found her if it wasn't for the internet Alan Taylor, Sioux Falls, SD, USA It can be good for romance and is certainly a way to meet people that you wouldn't normally meet.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.My only wish is that there were more sites for friendship and not just relationships.Natalie Buxbaum, Sydney, Australia I met my wife on the net in 2001 while I was living in England, we are still married and still very happy.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.
I knew he was the man for me within about 5 minutes of meeting him face to face. Siobhan, Birmingham UK I've joined a few web-sites in order to find 'the right' partner and found that e-mail based 'relationships' are good only up to a point.
For me it has proved a great way to make friends but relationships need other forms of contact, ie, phone and in person, if it is to work long-term.
Male website customers tended to be "more committed" than female ones, as subsequent chatroom conversations gave them a way to express their feelings which did not normally exist. I tried it a long time ago, but the men I met were all, without exception, control-freaks, psychos and/or chauvinists, and usually married.
Dr Gavin added: "Lots of people join sites because they don't get time to go to bars and clubs to meet. From a personal point of view, I'd say avoid it like the plague, but if it is all you have got, be very, very careful.
However, only 9% of chatroom users chose to converse via a webcam, most "shying away" in favour of "text-based relationships".