The researchers finding in this regard is not unique — previous research has come to the same conclusion, so it’s considered a robust research finding.
It is possible to hold real-time audio and video conversations over the Internet (creating telepresence), providing levels of interactivity beyond plain text.
People who are in an online relationship can also participate in cybersex, which is a virtual sex encounter in which two or more persons connected remotely via computer network send each other sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience.
Psychologists in at least one study found that Internet dating can be successful.
Dr Jeff Gavin is a Lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Psychology.
Eventually I decided to act out of character, go up to him and ask what he thinks he’s doing.