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For example, if the last person you had an online relationship with turned out to be married you might be more wary in your next online relationship.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.
People tend to maintain online relationships longer because theres no evident harm.
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).
This woman, though she wanted to believe that her lover was a man, was still worried that he might have lied about his gender and they were in a very serious relationship.
Barnes is not saying that online daters are desperate (the same thing happens off the net) but she is saying that the fantasy is more likely to happen.
According to Barnes, people dating on the net are less likely to be faced with their partners faults and because of this they are not dating the complete person therefore being more susceptible to the fantasy.The reason that so many people are hesitant to put their complete trust into an online relationship is because numerous people exaggerate or lie about who they are: I would say I feel more like myself. Even if the changes are small, such as acting more outgoing, theyre still not completely honest.Sherry Turkle, Sociology of Science professor at MIT, believes that this new age of communication provokes people to create another aspect of them to portray online.But Tinder is definitely not the only app out there.