People tend to maintain online relationships longer because theres no evident harm.
Because of this large amounts of people feel led on and eventually lose faith in online dating.
Although these types of situations could happen in the real world as well, there is still a large difference; simple questions of identity in online relationships can never fully be answered until a meeting in person.
In a relationship in the real world you would typically believe that the name they gave you is correct but in an online relationship there will always be a suspicion that the person is not being completely honest: She says that she is pretty sure that her electronic lover is actually a man (rather than a woman pretending to be a man) because she does not think he would have suggested meeting if it were otherwise, but she worries that neither of them will turn out to be close enough to their very desirable cyberselves (Turkle 179).
Daters have to spend just as much time dating online.
as they do in the real world because both types of dating require the dater to sift through conflicting intentions and personalities.
The hormone is basically seeking physical attention and the butterfly wants to make a lot of acquaintances.
Finally, the seeker is interested in a dating agenda but isnt set on what they are looking for.
Considering the same multitude of purposes exist in the online realm of dating as well as the real world shows that there are just as many misunderstandings and the same amount of hurt feelings.Lynn Schofield Clarks research with teens showed that online relationships provoke an excessive amount of hurt feelings because different intentions are not voiced as quickly as they are in real world relationships.