Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web.
Holding onto inflexible beliefs about how you are going to meet someone and excluding online dating and non-traditional methods as potential ways to meet your ideal partner might be doing you more harm than good.
We all have different preferences, values and personalities so it makes sense that some single individuals use and highly recommend online dating and others are drawn to other avenues.
Rachel also serves as a Relationship Expert for and other dating and relationship advice websites.
But it’s a thorny issue - and one that must be tackled, as more and more of us turn to the online dating.
Rachel’s areas of expertise include relationships, self-esteem, dating, mindfulness, anxiety, depression and stress management.