Well, as a veteran relationship coach, I actually walked a few yards in those shoes, and thankfully I’m now in a unique position to hopefully prevent it from ever happening to you.
I know I have a lot to offer someone, so I’m fairly picky about whom I find interesting. He was tall, successful and expressed himself beautifully.
Searching online can seem a lot like questing for a needle in a haystack, but it has worked wonderfully for me in the past. His profile portrayed him as a true romantic who believed “honesty and truthfulness are two of the greatest virtues anybody can have.” Integrity is what I value most in a man, and Ok Cupid said we were 91 percent match and only 1 percent enemy. He responded a few hours later, conveying that he was flattered and that he was an architect finishing a project in London at the moment.
He invited me to IM with him and asked if I had a Yahoo username.
The purpose of the study was to achieve an accelerated sense of intimacy between strangers in only 45 minutes.
Whatever the reason, our culture has yet to fully accept online dating as a respectable way to find love, so when we hear that two people met via the Internet, we immediately start questioning the validity of the relationship.
If you’ve been online looking for love, you’ve probably heard of the term Catfish. If you’re like me, you’ve thought people were crazy when you heard stories about them falling in love and even mortgaging their house or putting themselves into debt to give money away all for a man or woman they have never met.
They say until you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, you’re not in a position to judge.
We’ve come to believe in this myth that online dating doesn’t work because everyone is lying or people are just looking for sex.
If you find yourself skeptical, consider the following myths about online dating and maybe these statistics will show the truth behind the rumors.