Yes they did. It would be super common I suspect.
Oh I agree, it would be common. It's a very tempting fantasy, you can create your perfect partner. They'll adore you, live to please you. No fear of rejection. You can have anyone you want. It's very very easy.
In the long run, you could make them more complicated and realistic, the way Janeway did with her hologram boyfriend, but it would be way easier than hitting the bars.
I think it's really easy to see how people would get caught up in that. Think of the phenomenon of online relationship and multiply the appeal by a thousand.