Online dating and intimacy


Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it.It has long been seen as a less romantic way of meeting Mr Right.Switching the computer on could be the first step to success.'According to industry surveys, more than 22million people visited dating websites in 2007, and more than two million Britons are signed up to singles sites.Previous research has shown that couples who get to know each other via emails are more likely to see each other again after their first date.The researchers also found that men were more likely to find true love on the internet than women.Some 67 per cent of men but just 57 per cent of women said they had experienced consummate love with an online partner.



Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s? How do you feel about your relationship with your mother? Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.Dr Jeff Gavin, who led the team, said: 'To date, there has been no systematic study of love in the context-of relationships formed via online dating sites.