Facebook and MySpace have taken over from pubs and nightclubs as the most popular place to find love, according to new research.
A survey, by OnePoll, found that three quarters of Brits prefer to meet potential new partners through Facebook, Friends Reunited or Bebo rather than internet dating websites like match.com, claiming there is 'less stigma attached'.
OnePoll quizzed 3,000 20 to 40 year olds, with the findings indicating that one in four British people are dating, or used to date, someone they met through social networking websites.
A spokesman for the internet market research company said: "You can see why the appeal for finding love through social networking sites is so strong.
"You can see someone's profile online, trawl through their personal pictures and see messages from their friends - creating a far greater impression of what that person is like than a traditional internet dating site."
The survey found that over a third third have got back in touch with an ex using the sites.
In addition, One in ten had even had an affair or a one-night stand with someone they met through a social networking site, the study found.
Almost half of respondents saud they believe it's easier to meet someone through social networking sites than in real life.
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