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He has been on ten first dates so far this year and actually got to date three with a woman, before she dumped him by text for 'not trying hard enough' on their third date.

Computers and servers in these virtual dating agencies filter the millions of people in their databases to find your closest match based on various criteria.

You can scroll through profiles of people near you on your smartphone and send them a flirty text copied from a Google search, avoiding the effort and anxiety of thinking of what you would like to say to your match.

Last year, Russian police arrested two men from Smolensk who pretended to be young, attractive girls stealing the hearts of men in Moscow and then threatening and tricking them into sending large sums of money.

The criminals were found to have taken roughly 1 million Russian rubles (about US $16,500) with this scheme.

Those words of wisdom still apply, and particularly so if you're one of those participating in the seemingly eternal worry-go-round of internet dating.

The adverts for such services, featuring blissfully happy couples pushing each other on swings, would have us believe otherwise.

In 1966, The Supremes explained to us that you can't hurry love.

Sixteen years later Phil Collins concurred: "You just have to wait," he sang, additionally noting that love don't come easy.

Instead he took her to our (very nice) local pub and suggested they get something to eat there - a plan which sounded perfectly fine to me and the rest of his friends.

It wasn't good enough in her opinion as he hadn't put enough thought into it.

Now, with online dating websites and apps, it has become easy to find a partner — or in this case, a match — even from a different country if you wish.