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McKenna, Katelyn Y. A., Green, A., and Gleason, M. (2002) Relationship formation on the Internet: What’s the big attraction?. Journal of Social Issues, 58: 9-31.

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The article contains multiple studies. The first study found that males and females self-disclosed online similarly, which is contrary to previous study. The second study also stated that relationships that develop online are slightly more stable than those developed offline. The third study found that those who met someone online then in person liked the person significantly more after a period of time than those who met in person.