Substantially fewer reported using the Internet for the speciﬁc purposes of identifying potential sexual or marital partners." Faye Mishna, Alan Mc Luckie, and Michael Saini, co-authors of the Oxford Journal article Real-World Dangers in an Online Reality: A Qualitative Study Examining Online Relationships and Cyber Abuse, reported the results of their research and observation of over 35,000 individuals between the ages of 6 and 24 who have been or currently are a part of an internet relationship.
Of the final 346 posts chosen to be included in the study, the average age of online users sharing information about their online relationship(s) was 14 years old.
Internet dating websites offer matchmaking services for people to find love or whatever else they may be looking for.
The creation of the internet and its progressive innovations have opened up doors for people to meet other people who they may very well have never met otherwise.
These profiles can be found on sites used for interpersonal relationships other than dating as well.