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Is online dating replacing the art of flirting?

14 February 2011 Last updated at 07:03 GMT

Have lonely hearts ads and online dating replaced the art of finding love by people meeting face-to-face?

The first 'lonely hearts' newspaper adverts appeared over 300 years ago but the BBC's Tim Muffett has been finding out if romance can still flourish in a chance meeting.