The modern dating world would be nothing without Tinder, Plenty of Fish, eHarmony and co. Right? Well, maybe not!
A new study carried out by Michigan University reveals that dating online might not be the answer to finding true love.
Couples who met on the internet are in fact more likely to break up than those who meet offline, and they are also less likely to get married.
The research also showed that online dating isn't the most effective way to find a romantic partner. It generally takes couples longer to initiate a relationship if they've met through a dating site than if they've met in real life.
So that drunken shift at Coppers might be more likely to be The One than that potential date from Tinder? Possibly… but the research also suggests that the reason online dating fails is that we take it less seriously than we should.
Regardless of how you meet, the study notes that key to a successful romance is how long you spend getting to know each other and how much value couples place in their new relationship. "This leads to greater stability… which in turn increases the odds of them staying together in the long run," said the study's author Aditi Paul.
Sounds like a no-brainer to us!