Sixty-two per cent agreed that it was easier to meet someone on a dating site than in other ways, such as in a pub or club, or through friends.
At the same time, the under-35s were more likely to know someone who had been on a date or had a long-term relationship with someone they met through online dating.
Jess Ross, editor of uk, said: 'Online dating is revolutionising the way people meet each other.
Of the 147 couples who took part in the study, 61 per cent said their relationships had high levels of these three components.
The researchers also found that men were more likely to find true love on the internet than women.
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.
'But with the popularity of online dating, it is imperative we understand the factors that influence satisfaction in relationships formed in this way.' Charlotte Harper, of Match.com, said: 'We were thrilled to find so many of our former members have found love.
Meeting via the internet is the third most popular way to find a date after ‘through friends’ or making acquaintance at a pub or bar.
In the UK, according to You Gov, an internet market research firm, one in five relationships in the UK now begins online.
How many people actually marry someone they find online? In recent years attitudes in many countries to online dating have changed.
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