‘It’s left men and women on a never-ending hunt for the perfect partner, thinking: “A few more dates and I’ll find The One.” In my work, I’ve met plenty of women who think there’s always a better guy out there.‘The danger is that it results in a string of meaningless flings.
Apart from the risk of sexually transmitted disease, ultimately a never-ending quest for grass that’s greener means that women (and men) don’t face the realities of relationships.
With an unlimited number of other people on offer via the internet, there’s little incentive to work it out if things get tough.
And with the cloak of anonymity the net provides, it’s never been easier to be unfaithful.‘The internet has opened up this sense of “Where do I stop? ‘In previous generations, people met a partner and accepted they wouldn’t be perfect in every aspect, but internet dating is like a chocolate box that never stops giving.
Sawyer appeared on MTV's "Catfish" in 2013 with Michael Fortunato whom she had been communicating with online for seven years.
Fortunato died of a pulmonary embolism a month after their episode aired.
Just as social media makes it easier to connect with friends and family, online dating makes it easier to approach that person you think you’d enjoy dating.
Approaching someone in public is a bit daunting, isn’t it?
One of the best things about this new way to date is that it helps you find like-minded people within a few clicks.
For many, that means the chance to network with fellow believers.
But is this a trend that could change the very nature of romance and turn long-term commitment into a thing of the past? There is striking evidence to suggest that the web is causing social change.
Traditionally, women might have had one or two boyfriends before getting married; now, they are encouraged to date lots of people in a quest to find a perfect partner.