While computers and the internet have become invaluable resources and we now have no idea how we could ever live without them there are still some things that the computer cannot replace. One of those things is relationships. The internet hasn’t solved all relationship problems, in fact, it has in many cases added more trouble than anything.
There are many websites that specialize in matching people up. The only problem is, they don’t match you up with true people. It is very easy for there to be deception involved and because of that, trust is broken very quickly, leaving the relationship absolutely broken.
Internet dating helps to get people together who live miles apart who would otherwise never have met. On the down side, the internet cannot in the long run give the tools that are necessary to keep a couple together.
Watch out! This is a very good motto whenever you get online. There are tons of weird people out there, and you may not realized that you have hooked one until it is too late. If you saw this person in real life, would you right them off as a creep and not have anything to do with them?
The main problem of internet dating is that it is so very easy for one or the other to lie, becoming online who they want you to think they are and pretending to be what you want.
Chat rooms and emails are great, but often false impressions can be given. It is nor unusual when two people met in person for the first time to feel somewhat of shock.
You may think you know the person you are chatting with. If you were asked to describe her from the things she has said about herself, you would guess that she is about 22 years old and very trim and sexy. When you meet her in real person, you realize that she is 30 years old, and is very out of shape. Another scenario is you meet a guy online. He claims to be in his mid 20s and never married. You meet up with him and have a few dates. He eventually tells you that he is actually 32, but if you really like him, you will excuse this one lie he told you at the beginning of your relationship online. Soon, you realize that horror of horrors, that isn’t the only lie he told you. He is not single and has been married for 10 years.
So you run background checks on everyone that seems to be potential dating material, and you exchange photos. The problem is, you can still be in for a lot of surprises. This is a relationship after all. Goodness knows that people who grew up together and married don’t know everything there is to know about each other.