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 Kitty (Flickr) - Caitlin Moldv "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 Katie Tegtmeyer (Flickr) Online relationships APPEAR Like real relationships.
  6. 6. Photo by Mo Riza (Flickr) CONNECTEDNESS Consisting 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) A place 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 limitedinformation.
  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 mkhmarketing (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) A recent study revealed that online dating can lead to HIGHER marriage satisfaction.
  19. 19. Photo by Dennis Skley (Flickr) and lower divorce rates.
  20. 20. Photo by Cristina 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. Gannett, 3 June 2013. Web. 20 May 2014. <http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/03/online-dating- marriage/2377961/>. Reich, Ashley. "Online Dating Leads To Higher Marriage Satisfaction, Lower Divorce Rates: Study." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 4 June 2013. Web. 21 May 2014. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/04/online-dating-leads-to- hi_n_3384721.html>. Taylor, Jim . "Are Online Relationships Healthy for Young People?." Psychology Today. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2014. <http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201302/are-online- relationships-healthy-young-people>. Photo by Circuito Fora do Eixo (Flickr)
  23. 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)

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