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  • 1. Photo  by  Derek  Key  (Flickr)     Can online relationships SPARK real relationships?
  • 2. Photo  by  Huro  Ki5y  (Flickr)     - Caitlin Moldvay "Societally, we are going to increasingly meet more of our romantic partners online as we establish more of an online presence in terms of social media.” Source: Cailtlin Moldvay,Dating Industry Senior Analyst, USA Today  
  • 3. Photo  by  Jypsyjen  (Flickr)   Online relationships are a catalyst of real relationships.
  • 4. Photo  by  Carmen  Eisbar  (Flickr)     35% of married couples today met online.
  • 5. Photo  by  Ka?e  Tegtmeyer  (Flickr)     Online relationships APPEAR   Like  real  relationships.  
  • 6. Photo  by  Mo  Riza  (Flickr)     CONNECTEDNESS   Consis,ng  of  
  • 7. Photo  by  Markus  Spring  (Flickr)     sharing
  • 8. Photo  by  Pedro  Ribeiro  Simoes    (Flickr)     &  communication.  
  • 9. Photo  by  Jason  Howie  (Flickr)     Online  Relationships  allow   people  to  keep  in     regular  touch.    
  • 10. Photo  by  SalFalko  (Flickr)     Cyberspace  acts  as  a   meeting     place.    
  • 11. Photo  by  Massimo  Ankor  (Flickr)     A  place  where  people   who  are  SOCIALLY   ANXIOUS  can   practice  their   SOCIAL  SKILLS.  
  • 12. Photo  by  Alesa  Dam  (Flickr)     However,  online  relationships   do  have  a  DOWNSIDE.  
  • 13. Photo  by  Mark  Hunter  (Flickr)     They  are  based  on   limited  information.  
  • 14. Photo  by  Sam  Collins  (Flickr)     Their  brief  nature  prevents  the  building  of   deep    relationships.    
  • 15. Photo  by  Bjorn  Bechstein  (Flickr)       Messages  can   be  interpreted   the  WRONG   way.  
  • 16. Photo  by  Sario  Reale  (Flickr)     You  never  know  who  you  are   truly  talking  to,  which  can     be    dangerous.    
  • 17. Photo  by  mkhmarke?ng  (Flickr)     If  you  remember  to  be  cautious,  online  relationships  can  act   as  building  blocks  in  the  formation  of  real  relationships.  
  • 18. Photo  by  Shena  Pamela  (Flickr)     A  recent  study  revealed  that   online  dating  can  lead  to   HIGHER  marriage  satisfaction  
  • 19. Photo  by  Dennis  Skley  (Flickr)     and  lower  divorce  rates.  
  • 20. Photo  by  Cris,na  L.F.  (Flickr)     6%  when  compared  with  the  8%   divorce  rate  of  couples  who  did   not  meet  online.   A  study  of  20  000  people   found  that  the  divorce  rate  of   couples  that  met  online  was  only   Source:  The  Huffington  Post    
  • 21. Photo  by  mrhayata  (Flickr)     Online  dating  will  continue  to  grow  in  popularity   in  the  future.     This  is  only  the  beginning.    
  • 22. Sources     Jayson,  Sharon.  "Study:  More  than  a  third  of  new  marriages  start  online."  USA   Today.  GanneL,  3  June  2013.  Web.  20  May  2014.  <hLp://www.usatoday.com/ story/news/na,on/2013/06/03/online-­‐da,ng-­‐marriage/2377961/>.     Reich,  Ashley.  "Online  Da,ng  Leads  To  Higher  Marriage  Sa,sfac,on,  Lower   Divorce  Rates:  Study."  The  Huffington  Post.  TheHuffingtonPost.com,  4  June   2013.  Web.  21  May  2014.  <hLp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/ online-­‐da,ng-­‐leads-­‐to-­‐hi_n_3384721.html>.     Taylor,  Jim  .  "Are  Online  Rela,onships  Healthy  for  Young  People?."  Psychology   Today.  N.p.,  n.d.  Web.  20  May  2014.  <hLp://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ the-­‐power-­‐prime/201302/are-­‐online-­‐rela,onships-­‐healthy-­‐young-­‐people>.     Photo  by  Circuito  Fora  do  Eixo  (Flickr)    
  • 23. All  images  are  licensed  under  the  Creative  Commons   Non-­‐Commercial  Share-­‐Alike  3.0  agreement  and   sourced  from  Flickr.     Photo  by  Circuito  Fora  do  Eixo  (Flickr)