At the same time, the under-35s were more likely to know someone who had been on a date or had a long-term relationship with someone they met through online dating.The survey also found that and Dating Direct were the most popular dating websites.The research also showed that most partners are introduced to friends for the first time after six dates or three weeks, and that people are most likely to introduce their new boy or girlfriend to their parents after 12 dates or six weeks.
"We constantly live in fear of it all going away and everyone turning on us and getting the knives out!
"And it might look like we're just crapping out a load of stuff.
“I was very self-accepting growing up, then something switched in middle school.
I would compare myself to everyone,” Hough, 29, explained in Redbook’s February issue.
Companionate love - a relationship with high levels of intimacy and commitment, but lower levels of passion - was the next most frequently experienced form of love, exhibited by 16 per cent of the study group.
Dr Jeff Gavin, who led the team, said: 'To date, there has been no systematic study of love in the context-of relationships formed via online dating sites.
It has long been seen as a less romantic way of meeting Mr Right.
But finding love over the internet is a good way of meeting a marriage partner, research has showed.
Previous research has shown that couples who get to know each other via emails are more likely to see each other again after their first date.
Two years ago, a study by Bath University revealed that those who met on dating websites were 94 per cent more likely to see each other after their first meeting than other couples.
It found that one in five of those who have used dating sites to find their perfect partner have gone on to marry someone they met over the web. , also revealed that more than half of the 1,504 people questioned had been on a date with someone they met in cyberspace.