Do Online Relationships Really Last?

For me, I do not think that the breakdown of any relationship has something to do with how you as a couple met. Isn't meeting a prospective boyfriend on an online dating site just one of the high-tech ways to meet men if you're still in the dating scene?

If your relationship/marriage was made online, there's a one in three chance that you will be sitting in front of a marriage counselor, say experts. Psychiatrists have recorded an increase in the number of couples, who met in cyberspace, seeking counseling.
-Ms Cyprah

It's just like meeting your guy in a church, at the gym, at school or in the club. After your initial meeting, the key to being successful in a relationship depends on how you two work together as a couple to make things last.

It should have nothing to do with the way that you initially met. I have these two friends who met online - but after meeting face to face, they're as good as any 'regular' couple despite the fact that their relationship got a head start in cyberspace.

What's your take on this? Do you think that online relationships are **off to a more rocky start **than couples who first met in more conventional ways?