Research released by Women’s Health Magazine has revealed the possible long-term effects of online dating. More people are joining online matchmaking sites in order to interact with single women.
Whilst online dating allows users to meet people from different walks of life, it is important to highlight the potential downfalls and long term effects of online dating:
- Low self-esteem after rejection – Whether it be ghosting or just losing interest, any form of rejection could lead the user to believe the problem lies in themselves and this could cause low self-esteem.
- Losing faith in relationships after encountering imposters – Exposing yourself to the online dating world also exposes you to potential scam artists and criminals.
- Problems committing to serious relationships due to many casual flings – The prospect of having a wide variety of singles to talk to can be both a blessing and a curse. It increases the opportunity to find a compatible partner but it also means you may get into the swing of more casual dating.
- Users may develop analysis paralysis – Having options is a key aspect to online dating. However, this may lead to issues when thousands of new singles sign up to these apps every day and you find yourself jumping from profile to profile.
They concluded that although online dating simplifies the process of meeting new people, users should be careful to not get caught up and remember why they are there in the first place.