Psychological reasons for online dating

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It’s far too complex, scary and difficult for mere mortals – so let’s bridge the gap by asking both men and women what doesn’t work when it comes to online dating Dating has gone digital.

Once considered a realm inhabited only by the socially awkward, online dating is now just another tool in the toolbox, no matter whether you’re looking for a hook-up or your soulmate.....

Even though some people still look at online dating with suspicion, studies show that couples who meet online report higher rates of marital satisfaction and a lower break-up rate.

So online dating has a proven track record leading to positive outcomes for the partners who meet this way.

Aside from my own luck and the trendy radio ads and sexy commercials, it seems as if no one’s happy.

Dear Geoff, Glad to hear you found someone special, and even happier that you spoke up.

Most of the people that write about online dating write about what’s wrong with it. I mean, that’s what news is – emphasize the bad, misery loves company, etc.

Turn on the TV and it’s not about kittens being saved from trees, but drive-by shootings.

I was curious as to what your real opinion is of online dating.

But, over the years, we’ve heard conflicting stories about how successful it is.

Believe the internet dating companies and it’s all sweetness and light, with wedding bells ringing in the distance; believe the media scare stories and it’s all lying, cheating, perverted social misfits. Fortunately, now there’s enough research to suggest what’s really going on.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of kittens saved from trees.

"Ghosting" is when someone you're dating ends the relationship by cutting off all communication, without any explanation.

The side effects of posting online profile photos are rapid weight gain and accelerated aging. Phone cameras come with way too many amazing filters. If you swipe left, you could lose your soulmate forever!

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