But when does online dating cross over from being a proactive approach to meet new people to an unhealthy obsession?Let’s take a look at five signs you may have an online dating addiction.
But heading to the local bar doesn't appeal, and friends have no one to suggest. For many who are dissatisfied with the old-fashioned way of meeting new people, online dating has become an acceptable and popular alternative.
Relationship therapist Terri Orbuch says one of the advantages of online dating is it offers access to a large pool of people you can meet while staying comfortable in your own home. "And it opens you up to a wide-open world of potential matches." According to Online Dating Magazine, 20% of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met on line.
After a few minutes, a woman came to my table, sat down and said with big smile, "Hi, I'm Chris!
As great as online dating can be, there is also something mentally unhealthy about the process.
Having a guaranteed variety of choices is a wonderful change from the old days of dating when it used to be hard just to meet people in general let alone to meet potential partners.3. With the Internet and all of the information it can provide, those so-called "first date jitters" will be no more.
OK, you still may be nervous, but after getting to know a person online or talking to them on the phone, your in person first date should be a welcome event.
It’s OK to be excited about receiving emails, but when this results in checking your email every hour of the day, no matter where you are or who you are with, you are bordering on an unhealthy obsession.
It’s time to put the phone away, shut down the computer and deactivate for a while.
And every year, more than 280,000 marry someone they met that way. One survey found that Americans are spending nearly a billion dollars for online dating services.
Finally, it's not just for the young and tech savvy.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.