Wales This Week: The transformation of modern dating

Online dating has completely transformed the way we meet, mingle and match with potential partners.

It is a multi billion pound industry that a quarter of Brits are using each and every day.

By the year 2040, it is predicted seven in ten relationships will start online.

But, is it really possible to find true love online?

Meet Martin and Rose from Abercarn.

After having children and some long-term relationships, both of them decided to create an online dating profile to start looking for a potential partner.

Martin, who is an executive coach, said he was impressed by the psychometric tests used by online dating sites.

"I know a little bit about myself but it came back and described me in a way I thought was really accurate", he told ITV. "I was matched with a number of women and every single person I spoke to felt like they could have been a lifelong friend. It was really surprising to me how well it worked".

Martin was eventually matched with Rose and it was soon after that their relationship developed.

"It was really simple to talk - we chatted for hours on our first date", Rose said.

The couple married on Gower in August 2015 and are looking forward to their future together.

Dating expert Charly Lester told Wales This Week our busy lifestyles have contributed to people turning to the web to find love online.

It's actually really hard to meet new people outside of work and I think the older you get, the smaller that pool of single friends. So, it is a great way of meeting people that you wouldn't usually come across in any walk of life.

Charly Lester

With finding love online being the preferred method for many people these days, Wales This Week set up a social experiment to see if people do really match on paper like they do in real life.

Presenter Andrea Byrne and Dr Martin Graff match up our singles before they meet

Twenty single people were invited to a city centre location for 'date night' - where they were matched up beforehand by our resident 'love doctor' Martin Graff.

Tune into Wales This Week tonight at 8pm to see if love was in the air for any of our singles.