"It may be that people are asking bigger questions about the future and looking for security in relationship.
So why did Jackie, now in her mid-40s, take the plunge?
"Yes, it was our members' Christmas party last night.
It's a great chance for people to meet, of course, and strengthens our web community. And then I was up at 5.00am to drive a friend to an airport." "Did the party go well?
They do wonder if it's right to put their future in something other than God's hands.
And consequently, some do choose not to tell their vicar because vicars are not always helpful.
The general view is that the younger and more casual punters go to social networking sites; the more serious older person logs on to internet dating." So in the short term, nobody in the industry seems too worried.