I met my husband on Match.com. So, it’s no surprise, I’m a fan of online dating. I think it makes sense. New studies show one third of all newly married couples met through online dating. Studies also show married couples who met via online dating have a lower divorce rate. However, a lot of people are still hesitant to look for love online. The number one reason most women don’t want to give it a go is because they are afraid of being scammed.
A happy marriage may come out of an online relationship, but there are risks you can't ignore.
Dating online can be the beginning of a long lasting relationship. According to Match.com, one out of every five new relationships starts online. However, even though technology can speed up the time it takes to find someone, it still takes time to plant the seed and let it blossom into lasting love. When you have met a special person on the Internet, it may not be as easy to begin dating in life. They may live in another city, schedules may not work or because of personal reasons, it may be more comfortable to develop love online before going offline.
Manti Te’o released three voicemails that are supposedly from Lennay Kekua, or Ronaiah Tuiasosopo imitating a girl’s voice, or the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame auditioning for 'The Voice'.
If you had no doubts before, surely after the Manti Te'o fiasco you are taking a hard look at your online relationships. Let me say that I'm no online prude. I have clients I work with who I've never met offline. I've had virtual assistants I've never even spoken with on the phone. I've done online dating and talked to high school boyfriends online.
Manti Te’o is the all-star linebacker we were all rooting for during the college football season. He led Notre Dame to glory in the Bowl Championship Series title game despite his perfectly heartbreaking backstory: coping with the death of his girlfriend. Except, she didn't die.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by associate editor, Therese J. Borchard. PBS/This Emotional Life is hosting a webinar in two weeks about the internet’s impact on relationships and marriage, in particular. As a panelist on the webinar, I wanted to explore this issue a bit so I can offer you my two cents.