Of the relationships which had ended, 14% had lasted for over a year, and 4% had lasted over 2 years.

(University of Bath Study, 2005) Invariably there are always going to be people who are more successful at meeting others than some.

These tips they argue maximise your potential of successfully meeting people and forming a relationship through internet dating.

Leading internet dating company was launched in 1995 and estimates that through their site hundreds of thousands of relationships have been formed.

Moreover, estimates that over 200,000 members found the person they were seeking through the site.

(University of Bath Study, 2005) The study also brought up a number of other interesting facts; the degree to which the couples interacted before meeting up seemed to play a vital role in the success of the relationship.

For example, those who talked on the telephone before meeting up and those who chatted simultaneously online (as opposed to simply emailing) were found to have formed ‘deeper’ and more emotional attachments.

It seems that likewise webcams were not viewed as desirable or successful with anonynimity being preferred.

Dr Gavin (Author of Research Study) stated that; “We also found people are shying away from using webcams because they feel its important not to see their partners for some time – there is something special about text-bases relationships.” (University of Bath Study, 2005) Of all the relationships studied, 39% of the couples were still together at the time of the survey, and of these 24% of the couples had been together for at least a year, and 8% for at least 2 years.Similarly, they advise that you should respond quickly to members who have contacted you.You should not worry about seeming to eager, good manners win out here.(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 theory obviously being that the more people you respond to, the more likely to are you find someone suitable.