Similarly, those couples who exchanged gifts before meeting up seemed to form deeper and more committed relationships.
This helps ensure people take the trouble to actually read your profile if they like the look of you.(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.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.It is estimated that around 6 million people in Britain belong to an internet dating site.Certainly the stigma which was attached to internet dating a few years ago seems to have passed.The scope of people it appeals to is far reaching with men and women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities interested.The number of internet dating sites is continually growing and has become a very successful and effective business.(University of Bath Study, 2005) Statistics show that internet dating is big business with leading sites such as Yahoo Personals and drawing in 4.9 million visitors and 4.2 million visitors respectively in January 2004 alone.(Blazier, 2004) So just how successful is internet dating as a means of meeting new people?