I’m not surprised by this now…
A study by the University of Bath shows that internet dating and online relationships work for many people, and the likelihood of success for relationships that start online is as great as for relationships that start face-to-face.
Before I got involved with online communities a year and a bit ago, I’d have been very surprised by that. But I’ve found that you can get as close to people online as offline, and what happens in those relationships is much the same too. The same ups and downs, the same fun, the same thrill, the same happiness and misunderstandings and arguments, and making up.
It does seems strange when you haven’t experienced it yourself, but that’s how it is.