The researchers studied relationships formed on online dating website over a six-month period.
They found that consummate love - described as a balance of passion, intimacy and commitment - was evident at around 12 months into a relationship.
Companionate love - a relationship with high levels of intimacy and commitment, but lower levels of passion - was the next most frequently experienced form of love, exhibited by 16 per cent of the study group.
Dr Jeff Gavin, who led the team, said: 'To date, there has been no systematic study of love in the context-of relationships formed via online dating sites.
Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.
When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck.
Jess Ross, editor of uk, said: 'Online dating is revolutionising the way people meet each other.
Two years ago, a study by Bath University revealed that those who met on dating websites were 94 per cent more likely to see each other after their first meeting than other couples.
It has long been seen as a less romantic way of meeting Mr Right.
But finding love over the internet is a good way of meeting a marriage partner, research has showed.
It found that one in five of those who have used dating sites to find their perfect partner have gone on to marry someone they met over the web. , also revealed that more than half of the 1,504 people questioned had been on a date with someone they met in cyberspace.
Sixty-two per cent agreed that it was easier to meet someone on a dating site than in other ways, such as in a pub or club, or through friends.
'Martina contacted me shortly after she joined the site.