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.
(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?
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.
(match.com, 2005) In 2004 a survey was set up by the with results again indicating high success rates for internet dating.