McKenna, Green, and Gleason (2002) examined how relationships developed online utilizing laboratory studies.

A previously unacquainted male and female college student met each other for the first time either in what they thought was an Internet chat room or face-to-face in their research. People who came across first on the web reported liking each other a lot more than people who came across first face-to-face—even with regards to ended up being the exact same partner that that they had met both times. Continue reading