Can Online Relationships Spark Real Relationships?

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Can Online Relationships Spark Real Relationships?

  1. 1. Photo  by  Derek  Key  (Flickr)     Can online relationships SPARK real relationships?
  2. 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. 3. Photo  by  Jypsyjen  (Flickr)   Online relationships are a catalyst of real relationships
  4. 4. Photo  by  Carmen  Eisbar  (Flickr)     35% of married couples today met online
  5. 5. Photo  by  Ka?e  Tegtmeyer  (Flickr)     Online relationships APPEAR   Like  real  relationships  
  6. 6. Photo  by  Mo  Riza  (Flickr)     CONNECTEDNESS     Consis,ng  of  
  7. 7. Photo  by  Markus  Spring  (Flickr)     Sharing
  8. 8. Photo  by  Pedro  Ribeiro  Simoes    (Flickr)     &  Communication  
  9. 9. Photo  by  Jason  Howie  (Flickr)     Online  Relationships  allow   people  to  keep  in     regular  touch    
  10. 10. Photo  by  SalFalko  (Flickr)     Cyberspace  acts  as  a   meeting     place    
  11. 11. Photo  by  Massimo  Ankor  (Flickr)     Where  people   who  are   SOCIALLY   ANXIOUS  can   practice  their   SOCIAL   SKILLS  
  12. 12. Photo  by  Alesa  Dam  (Flickr)     However,  online  relationships   do  have  a  DOWNSIDE  
  13. 13. Photo  by  Mark  Hunter  (Flickr)     They  are  based  on   limited  information  
  14. 14. Photo  by  Sam  Collins  (Flickr)     Their  brief  nature  prevents  the  building  of   deep    relationships    
  15. 15. Photo  by  Bjorn  Bechstein  (Flickr)       Messages  can   be  interpreted   the  WRONG   way  
  16. 16. Photo  by  Sario  Reale  (Flickr)     You  never  know  who  you  are   truly  talking  to,  which  can     be    dangerous    
  17. 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. 18. Photo  by  Shena  Pamela  (Flickr)     Online  dating  can  lead  to   HIGHER  marriage  satisfaction    
  19. 19. Photo  by  Dennis  Skley  (Flickr)     And  lower  divorce  rates  
  20. 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. 21. Photo  by  mrhayata  (Flickr)     Online  dating  will  continue  to  grow  in  popularity   in  the  future     This  is  only  the  BEGINNING    
  22. 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>.    

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