Finally, it's not just for the young and tech savvy.
Research shows it may be just as popular with older adults.
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.
‘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.
Even if you do end up meeting them, many people do not want to take their profiles off the dating site, in case it doesn’t work out.
(They like to keep their options open.) Many are content to just chat online.
This can keep people interested for a few months without ever meeting them, because that is all they want. (They are probably married or in a relationship.)Another situation with online dating is how often you & your friends may get contacted by the same people.