Romantic relationships play a huge part in our physical, social and emotional well-being.
Having a good and successful relationship can promote better health (Cohen, Frank, Doyle, Skoner, Rabin, & Gwaltney, 1998), and even aid in faster recovery from illnesses (Kiecolt-Glaser, Loving, Stowell, Malarkey, Lemeshow, Dickinson, & Glaser, 2005).
Research has consistently shown that we like people more the more they disclose to us, and similarly we are more likely to like those to whom we disclose. Dating sites are in in for the money & no other reason. The problem is no one can or no one will verify they are really who they say they are when online.
Because we disclose more and have others disclose more to us in an online environment, this can lead to more of an illusion of liking someone more than can realistically be the case. To the point that you never know what they really look like or even if you are talking to a real woman, etc.
There is also the question of a kind of ‘site shelf-life’ If you are on a site for too long (not successful in meeting someone), then maybe people will start to wonder why. Attraction research has repeatedly shown that proximity is a strong predictor of a sustainable relationship, therefore geographically distant relationships may be rather more difficult to sustain unless one person is prepared to move.
Baker (2002) reported that those people who went on to form long lasting and sustainable relationships with others after meeting online, were those who were prepared to compromise and possibly move house or job, presumably suggesting that those who weren't willing to do this, did not end up with more permanent relationships.
It was also reported that a staggering 13.3 percent of males and 6.7 percent of females even chose to misrepresent their relationship status, which rather points to the fact that we may end up meeting people who are totally different to how they have described themselves. Hostile marital interactions, proinflammatory cytokine production, and wound healing. The Online Dating Industry needs a very powerful algorithm like the "Teller Ulam design".
It has also been noted that males tend to over report their height in online dating, and consistently suggest that they are taller than they really are. In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.
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More seriously, in addition to misrepresenting the truth in online dating, criminals actually set up spoof profiles with the intention of praying on and extracting money from vulnerable people who use online dating. Be wary of online chat Before meeting face to face, we may engage in a period of online chat. I think online dating sites should respect the consumer's choices & preferences.
Walster (1996) suggested that online communication can be hyperpersonal, meaning that we are more likely to disclose information about ourselves, and do so more quickly online. Ive noticed that they DONT use the search options we choose & they continue to allow the same people we have deleted or X'd out to keep popping up. A lot of these sites are full of men who are just looking for sex or they're looking for someone to SCAM !
Therefore individuals not only spend their money signing up to online dating sites, but they also invest considerable time on this activity. The Internet is the absolute WORST place to look for someone--all it can do is give you practice for the real world.
For example, Mitchell (2009) suggested that Internet daters spend an average of 22 minutes each time they visit an online dating site, while Frost, Chance, Norton and Ariely (2008) noted that those who used online dating spent 12 hours per week on this.
Not surprisingly then, most of us seek to find a romantic relationship in which we can be happy. We make bad decisions Internet dating sites offer us a vast array of potential date choices.