I almost gave up looking, but have recently met a lovely guy that I share a lot in common with.
We get on brilliantly and love spending time with him.
"Those people who wrote letters or sent gifts tended to help strengthen their bond." Almost one in five of those interviewed had started a relationship lasting more than a year via a dating website.
Dr Gavin said this represented a "similar level of success" to partners who had met "in more conventional ways".
Keynote address: Computer mediated Communication: An Analysis of Online Dating.