Psychological disadvantages of online dating

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A 2012 comprehensive review of online dating sites found that having access to a seemingly infinite supply of profiles "can lead individuals to commoditize potential partners." In that situation, it's pretty easy for people to become overly picky -- women can sometimes be deemed undesirable with Three words: paradox of choice.

"I think the kind of response you get dating online does come as a bit of a reality check, and that can be a little difficult to take," Gutierrez said, a process that's made him "more level headed and patient with others.""It's a good way to meet people," Seidman said.

In one anonymous response, a participant wrote: “I tried to stop but neither ‘of us could, it would start again and since so easy, with all the technology we carry around it was an amazingly comforting and sexy thing to have.

And another woman at the receiving end of internet infidelity said: “I have a deep mistrust in the internet, and feel it massively facilitates infidelity.

"But with most things in life, it is up to the individual to determine if it's benefiting them.

If you're single and looking, creating an online dating profile is probably a good idea.

An internet relationship is a relationship between people who have met online, and in many cases know each other only via the Internet.

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