Take, for example, these eight struggles that everyone who’s tried online dating will be very familiar with.
So even acknowledging that can be a helpful first step.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have experienced something called . This dynamic is particularly obvious in relationships that start across distance.
When you meet someone online, you generally feel less inhibited than you would if you met him or her in person. When you meet someone online who lives far away, you feel all the exciting potential of a new relationship and face fewer reality checks.
Have you ever found yourself emailing or online chatting about significant worries or heartache with a virtual stranger?
Have you posted something on Facebook you wouldn’t say in “real life”? As a result, you might say or write things to a new cyber-acquaintance that you would not say to someone face to face.