Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Plenty find love online

(REUTERS) - Half of American adults know someone who found love online, and while the Internet plays a more important role than before in starting relationships it is also a forum for cheating and lies that ends them, according to a survey released on Monday.

Released on the eve of Valentine's Day, the survey of 1,000 people commissioned by marketing consultant Euro RSCG Worldwide found one in five said they have had a romantic or sexual relationship start online. Forty-nine per cent knew someone whose relationship began that way.
Conversely, one-third of respondents surveyed earlier this month knew someone whose relationship ended because of online actions, and three-quarters believed strongly sexual communications conducted online outside of a relationship constituted cheating.
Online romance has evolved from the early days of flirting in a chat room or 'cybersex' between strangers who had no intention of meeting in person.

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