Some 94% of UK online agency customers questioned saw their "e-partner" again after the first face-to-face meeting.
Bath University psychologist, Jeff Gavin, surveyed 229 adults, finding web dating worked "for many people".
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This was a more "immediate" way of communicating than e-mail and allowed people to express their true feelings.
However, only 9% of chatroom users chose to converse via a webcam, most "shying away" in favour of "text-based relationships".
The customs of dating and marriage vary from place to place around the globe, and in some countries, matchmakers play an important role in that process.
You should be careful when looking for love online because you never know to whom you are writing.It didn't work out for me, unfortunately; I dated a man for two years that I had met online before finding out that he was married with children.I think I will stick with more traditional methods of meeting people in future.But he told BBC News that 4% of those customers who took part in the study "were already married".Chatrooms UK-based internet dating agencies have an estimated six million subscribers.Dr Gavin said this represented a "similar level of success" to partners who had met "in more conventional ways".