Five months into the friendship he told me he “Was looking for his dream women in cyberspace”.I think he has been on these dating sites for over 5 years. Stumbling upon this article during research for my Master thesis and I am curious: Would you use an app, that introduces a new way of dating, solely based on your voice and who you are, rather than how you look like?An internet relationship (or online relationship) is generally sustained for a certain amount of time before being titled a relationship, just as in-person relationships.The major difference here is that an internet relationship is sustained via computer or online service, and the individuals in the relationship may or may not ever meet each other in person.Online relationships are similar in many ways to pen pal relationships.This relationship can be romantic, platonic, or even based on business affairs.Last November 2013 I saw his profile on a dating site.My husband had died four years ago and his wife died 11 years ago. I questioned him about his continued online search as I had access to his username.
That’s because their matching criteria are hardly scientific, as far as romance goes.
I did my own research on people and chatted online within a site to see if we had things in common.
If we had a few things in common, we exchanged numbers, texted for a while, eventually spoke on the phone and if things felt right, we’d meet in a public place to talk. I am currently with a man I met online and we have been together for two years! But there is always the thought that if this doesn’t work out, how long will it take either of us to jump right back online to find the next possible love connection?
Needless to say I will not tolerate this and it was over. To me, we don’t fall in love with someone because of their looks (or their body mass index for that matter) or because of an algorithm, but because of the way somebody makes you feel and the way s.o. At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter if someone has blue or brown eyes and my experience is, that most people place fake, manipulated or outdated pictures online to sell someone we don’t really are. I found my partner online and we had no picture of each other for three months – but we talked every night for hours…. We met on a different level and got aligned long before we met.
I am sad, frustrated and angry how this ended as underneath all of his insecurities, unresolved issues with his wife’s death he is a good guy. No-one seems very interested in making an actual purchase or commitment. So, the question is, would you give this way of meeting someone a chance…