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.
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.
''I would refer all of you, if you're not already familiar with it, with both the documentary called "Catfish," the MTV show which is a derivative of that documentary, and the sort of associated things you'll find online and otherwise about catfish, or catfishing,' Swarbrick told reporters Wednesday in describing the incident involving his star linebacker, Manti Te'o.(MTV defines the term 'catfish' as a verb: 'Cat·fish [kat-fish]: To pretend to be someone you're not online by posting false information, such as someone else's pictures, on social media sites, usually with the intention of getting someone to fall in love with you.')The story of how Te'o and his girlfriend met had previously been chronicled in various news outlets and photographs of the girl were plastered all over the internet and in newspapers across the country.'This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online,' Te'o said.
'We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her.
Such sites present huge marketing and business potential, untapped by marketers. Last year alone, the percentage of marriages in which the couple met on a dating site accounted for 17% of all.
It's those weak ties that bring fresh ideas and unexpected opportunities: a job, an apartment, a mate.
For many people it has become an integral part of daily life offering new and varied ways of communicating with others.
Both positive and negative outcomes have been reported from involvement in online social networking, although recent studies indicate that internet communications may supplement traditional social behaviour rather than increase or decrease it.
Increasingly, studies are indicating that social networking has a positive impact on social connectedness and wellbeing (Valkenburg & Peter, 2009; Ofcom, 2008).
However, negatives are evident (Cross et al., 2009), with much media attention focused on the ‘dangers’ of online social networking such as bullying and inappropriate use of personal information.