'Martina contacted me shortly after she joined the site.
We chatted online for eight weeks before finally meeting up in Berlin, where Martina was living, in May 2007.‘It felt right between us from the start and in October 2007, I proposed at home in Yorkshire.
Some 67 per cent of men but just 57 per cent of women said they had experienced consummate love with an online partner.
However, women were more likely to experience 'liking' compared to men (9 per cent and 2 per cent respectively), they found.
It has long been seen as a less romantic way of meeting Mr Right.