Bad things about internet dating
Online dating isn’t any better than meeting the old fashioned way, and the Internet actually tends to bring out the worst in people.
There’s just something about flipping through hundreds of eligible men or women that make people lose their chill.
Although the survey wasn't scientific, the results were revealing.
Almost one in six singles (15%) reported feeling addicted to the online process of looking for a date.
Make sure your dealbreakers are realistic and not petty. It has been found that Asian women tend to be the most popular on dating sites OKCupid and AYI.
There’s no problem with having a preference of who you’re attracted to, but once you stereotype and boil people down to their race, then it’s racist and fetishistic.
Plus, you never know if someone is Photoshopping their pics or using a photo of someone that isn’t even them. According to a study from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 81 percent of people lie about their height, weight, and age online. The thing about online dating is that you get the illusion that you have endless options, so you get much pickier than you probably would be otherwise.
Really, you’re just limiting your options and forgetting that many profiles out there are fake or made by people who are cheating.
"With growing support for the connection between technology use and mental health, the relationship between motivation for cellphone or internet use and well-being warrants further exploration," he said.
In general, Tinder users reported less satisfaction with their bodies and looks than non-users, study author Jessica Strübel wrote.
"As a result of how the app works and what it requires of its users, people who are on Tinder after a while may begin to feel depersonalized and disposable in their social interactions, develop heightened awareness (and criticism) of their looks and bodies and believe that there is always something better around the corner, or rather with the next swipe of their screen, even while questioning their own worth," Strübel wrote.
Here’s why online dating can be so ugly: A lot of it focuses on looks.
Sure, attraction is important, but the fact that your looks are the very first thing you’re judged on is ridiculous. The things people lie about online will easily be uncovered if you actually end up meeting in person.