One in five relationships in the UK starts online, according to recent surveys, and almost half of all British singles have searched for love on the internet.
Just today, nine million Britons will log on looking for love.
It is not just love lives that will benefit, with e Harmony predicting the future of dating will contribute more than £256 million of consumer spending by 2030 - an increase of 81 per cent compared to today.
Couples in the South East (22 per cent) and East of England (20 per cent) are the most likely to have met one another online, while the fastest expected growth in online dating by 2030 will be in London.
I filled forms about my interests, my opinions and my personal goals – which was having a family – something I’d been too frightened to mention to my exes in the early days for fear of scaring them off.
“But the men I was introduced to were told what I wanted and shared those dreams. From the off we were on the same page and then it was only a matter of finding someone I also found physically attractive and that was Mark, the third man I met.” Wilkinson is far from alone.