The Effects Of Online Dating

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The use of online dating is the second most common way to find a partner behind connecting with friends (Finkel). Online dating sites are a billion-dollar industry (Finkel). With technology becoming more popular each year, many people around the world now days use online dating site to meet up with one or even try to find their perfect one for them. The use of online dating it now has many risk from the using of it with, sexual interaction risk, lies from dater, and emotional impact from a relationship. Many people around the world use online dating for many reason, but many of the user of online dating use it for the sexual aspect. With online dating it brings many risk with the search for sexual activity. With the use of online dating many …show more content…
A lot of user have the risk of lying in there profile. Over time online dating has been coming more popular these last couple of years. Many people like to lie in there profile to make themselves look better or to even mess with people heads, and thinking that someone else is talking too. But in related they are not even a real person. The show Catfish on MTV help user found out if the person they are talking too is real or not. In many cases on the show they found out that the user is not real, but in some cases they are. Many user lie about their information on their profile. “81% lie about their age, weight or height.” (Rothman) A study was done with male and women that used online dating, they found out that men lie more about the age they are. Women lie more about their height (Couch, Liamputtong, and Pitts). In one situation a guy had two profile that he used to find people online. One of his profile was to be in relationship, and the other one was, he wanted to hook up for sex with people (Couch, Liamputtong, and Pitts). He changed his age and even his profile picture. Many users have the risk of having people lie about themselves. Some user that use online dating sites, they will lie about what they look like. Some use a fake profile picture to have people think that’s it’s them. In studies it shows that, the women would lie and use a fake profile picture to have more men to message them (Schmitz, Andreas, Zillmann, and Blossfeld). Another risk of using online dating to find someone, which a user will lie about their gender (Schmitz, Andreas, Zillmann, and Blossfeld). An example of people using fake information and a profile is, a group of boys made a fake profile to help a friend out who just got dumped. They were messaging him to make him feel better about the break up, but later on that day they got a message from a forty-eight old man who wanted to meet up with

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