Negative effects of internet dating
Though there's nothing wrong with sleeping with someone quickly or having casual sex, STIs can be an awkward, difficult thing to discuss with someone you know well, let alone with someone you just met.
If you're not comfortable discussing sexual health issues with someone, it can lead to bad decisions and potential health risks.
It's an over-generalization to say that everyone online is terrified to commit, but it can be a common side effect to having such a bevy of options at all times.
Someone could say they're looking for something serious, but there's really no way to know for sure, and sometimes emotions might already be involved before you find out (too late) that they thought of you as a hookup buddy rather than a real significant other.
Great for boredom, terrible for day-to-day productivity.
Whether we hate it or embrace it, technology has changed how we do just about everything, including dating.In my four years of online dating (oh wow), I've had plenty of ups and downs.I've met some great people, as well as some serious jerks.Compared to the relatively snail-like pace of meeting someone IRL, getting to know them, becoming friends, and then maybe going on a date, the way things work online is crazy-fast.
Here's a breakdown of how things might typically go in a given three-hour period I spend on a dating app: I learn someone exists, make small talk, ask a few personal get-to-know-you questions, flirt (with varying levels of subtlety), exchange numbers, and ask him out.
I'm not suggesting everyone on Tinder is intentionally deceptive; it's just an unfortunate reality that online dating often attracts hordes of people who want a quick lay, and will lie about their intentions to get it.