Psychologists highlight pitfalls of online dating


04-Feb-2020 06:00

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That's partly because daters don't always know what they want in a mate.

The abundance of profiles online also may make daters too picky and judgmental.

Not to mention the fact that we spend most of our time connecting through our phones on social apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat anyway.

But, whether you’re taking a chance and trying an online dating site, or sticking to the old-fashioned dating game and looking for love in the real world, we’ve put together a list of some of the pros and cons to online dating to help you decide which way might help you find “the one.” If you’re afraid you’ll be made fun of for trying online dating, keep in mind that 40% of Americans have tried it too.

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.

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.

As for those books these women could write, three women actually sent me screenplays they had written about their cyberdating lives. If she talks about herself all the time, she may be a narcissist, or she may be nervous, or who knows?

While online dating sites allow you to initiate a relationship with someone new, it doesn’t mean you should let it be the foundation for your relationship.

To be clear, this is not advice on how women can better curate their online dating profile to appease one man—or any man, for that matter. This is a particular problem for the over 50 set, because we don't want to "waste time" with the wrong person, so a red flag, any red flag, makes us nervous. Everyone has flaws or they -- and you -- wouldn't be on a dating website.