Positives and negatives of online dating
Psychologists warn “computer-mediated communication may have an artificial and unemotional quality since it can be harder to evaluate a potential match online where you cannot pick up on cues and features that build attraction, like touching.” We are living in a digital age and with so many social sites and dating apps, there are many ways to meet and build relationships online.Plus, there are a lot of success stories from married or committed couples that met online.As a former single adult pastor I’ve seen the up and the downside of online dating of hundreds.Today, 2 out of 5 relationships begin online and people who once were reluctant to admit they used online dating are rarer.Men users most commonly lie about age, height and income, whereas female users lie about weight, physical build and age.
You’re not alone in searching for love online: e Harmony and combined have over 40 million members, whereas an app like Tinder has 50 million user, 10 million that are active daily.
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Despite all the differing opinions there are advantages and disadvantages to online dating.
While it’s great to have so many fish in the sea–it can be a bit exhausting having to weed out the good from the bad.
Plus, some people can find it difficult to stick to one site or app, which only makes the whole experience stressful.
With about 40 million Americans using dating sites and apps, it’s becoming more and more common for people to meet and date online.