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Hands down, Match is the most popular, as well as the most established, dating site, having grown to 23.5 million users and counting since their 1995 launch.

But we love love, so if you have an online dating success story, we want to hear it.

It seems like everyone has one or two friends who met online and actually made it honest. A friend of mine met her girlfriend on OKCupid, four years ago, and they have been together ever since.

They have a perfect beautiful life out that looks like it came out of a West Elm catalogue and they're probably going to get married and live happily ever after.

The researchers looked at three months' worth of anonymous data from a popular dating site, including the profiles and clickstreams of 410,000 active users from 10 metropolitan areas.

Together, these users wrote 25 million messages, generated 286 million clicks on the site and rated other users' profiles 864 million times.