Dating relationships on mental health
74% of a random sample of people with experience of being a partner of someone with a mental health problem surveyed said they weren’t fazed or wanted to understand the other person’s situation when they were told, and just 4% of those people said they felt afraid.
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When used properly, the Internet can be a great place.
Studies have found that posting about your fitness goals on Instagram can help you lose weight, and other research has pointed to the fact that certain Reddit groups can help people fighting depression. Today, one in five couples meet online, and some statistics project that by 2040, 70 percent of relationships will have started online.
After all, 39 percent of them admit to being online “almost constantly.” The rise of tech addiction very much feeds into the detrimental effects of online dating, as well.
Last year, Match.com, which has over 7 million paid subscribers, released a survey that revealed one in six adults self-identifies as being “addicted” to the process of trying to find a mate. “People who self-described as having really addictive-style behaviors toward the internet and cellphones scored much higher on depression and anxiety scales,” Alejandro Lleras, a University of Illinois professor who conducted a 2016 study linking obsessive cellphone usage with poor mental health, said in a press release.