Impact online dating society

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By completely overhauling the way in which many of us meet our partners, online dating has made interracial marriage more commonplace.And not only that, but married couples who meet online tend to be stronger than those who meet in "traditional" ways.While for some it just takes one experience of this to learn, I, like many, was burned by future faking several times due to faulty assumptions about dating and relationships.I reasoned that someone doesn’t talk about the future (holidays, wedding invites, marriage, babies etc.), introduce you to their family, friends or co-workers, or talk about their feelings, unless they’re serious about you.Some might argue, what’s a little fakery between two people if they’re having fun?But, in truth, it damages a person’s ability to trust themselves and others, with some feeling conned and humiliated.He introduced me to his parents within a week of us dating and, on what turned out to be our final date, he suggested moving in together when I found my new apartment.It felt like a fairy tale…until he began ignoring me the following day.

Yes, it might mean fewer ‘prospects’ but by changing what you’re receptive to, you’re also becoming available to like-minded people who are seeking genuine love and relationships.While most of us have, at one time or another, overestimated our interest or capacity to commit, people who habitually (even if they’re in denial about it) hype up the future to get what they want in the present, are future fakers.They test the waters with their charm offensive and if you respond positively and accommodate their behaviour by having fewer boundaries than you need, they’ll take it as confirmation that you’re not looking for the real deal.Being future faked gradually shook me out of a rather pervasive naivety about dating and relationships.It forced me to have stronger emotional, mental and physical boundaries and to be clearer about who I was and what I was looking for.

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