It’s the wonderful year 2019, when literally everyone you know and don’t know, but could connect to, is easy to find online with a few clicks. We can’t deny the utility of social and online networking, but there’s one of its benefits that people don’t dare talk about, and that’s online dating.

The entire concept is wonderful: you find a man/woman that you feel attracted to, one who shares your hobbies and your interests, and you setup a romantic date to get to know each other better. If you don’t like it, you can just leave. If you do like it, it could turn into something for the long haul. Simple as that. Or… is it?

The Lying

You know how a lot of people claim that others only post the good aspects of their lives on Facebook and Instagram? Well, it goes without saying that people lie in their online dating profiles as well. A study conducted on UK and US participants revealed that 53 percent of people lie (and it’s the women who usually do that).

Women will post pictures from when they were younger, while men lie about their financial situation. The interesting fact is that the more people age, the more honest they become. One can only wonder: how desperate are we to be liked?

The Plotting

Literally, everything you see online should be taken with a grain of salt. The number of online scams goes way beyond bank phishing for your account details, and it’s not just hackers that can scam you out of your money.

Since you never know what lies beyond those gorgeous online dating profile pics, it’s only safe to assume that there’s a scammer at the other end of the keyboard. If you ever come across someone in your online dating quest that asks you for money, turn off the computer and run. It doesn’t matter if they have an aunt who needs money for a kidney transplant or a beautiful man that wants money to buy a plane ticket to come see you. Just run.

The Sex

One of the big differences that sets apart women and men who are looking for an online date is the motivation. Face it, how many guy-friends do you have who have ever said “I met this amazing woman online, I think I’m gonna marry her”?

That’s because, while women may be looking for an authentic relationship, a lot of guys are in it for the sex. Trying to find the love of your life online is pretty much the same as meeting a drunk guy in a bar, and presuming the two of you will be married within the year.

The Conclusion

There is basically a ton of different other things that can go wrong with online dating. You could come across a thief, a sex offender, a scammer, someone who just wants sex, someone who posted misleading pics of how they look, and the list goes on. The true question that you need to ask yourself is “why would I want to find a guy online in the first place”?

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