Dr Gavin added: "Lots of people join sites because they don't get time to go to bars and clubs to meet. From a personal point of view, I'd say avoid it like the plague, but if it is all you have got, be very, very careful.
"When online dating agencies first started they were quite standard. "There are gym-goers' sites, where fit people meet other fit people, Christian sites and university graduate sites - it's incredibly diverse." Is online dating good for romance? I'm American and my husband is British we met five years ago on the net via an online role playing game and have our first wedding anniversary in two months. It is far too common an occurrence that women get caught in dangerous situations using the world wide web.
Paul, West Yorkshire I started internet dating 5 months ago and was very sceptical about it to begin with.
So I can definitely say is a good thing to meet someone online.We get on brilliantly and love spending time with him.Internet dating does work - you've just got to sift the wheat out from the chaff! 4 years ago I was using an internet chat room, not looking for anything in particular and having a bit of fun.You can't do anything but talk and get to know each other. I do recommend several months before actually meeting and be honest if you are serious! We married last April and are expecting our first baby this April. We dated over the net for most of 1998, and were married in England in April '99.I think that online couples have a good chance of making it, as long as neither party misrepresents themselves. I'm happy that I let myself get into something less than traditional, otherwise I would have missed out on this great love.