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Why you should reconsider dating online

Why you should reconsider dating online
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While online dating may seem like the simple way to handle relationships online, some Internet commentators disagree.

Though I'm off the market, I'd definitely expect that online would get rid of the awkward "hi-how-are-ya" first steps of dating. If you receive a message from someone who you wouldn't date, ignoring them is much easier than having someone at the supermarket say, "Oh, you like Lean Cuisine? Cool. Me too. What are you doing later?"

At least, that's what happened to one of the team here at the Kim Komando Show. I can't imagine!

The stats, however, say that awkward moments like what happened to my employee actually build stronger relationships.

Michigan State University has been studying up on what happens after online daters get together.

What they found was that married couples who met online are three times more likely to divorce than couples who met the old-fashioned way.

Not only that, but couples who meet online are 28% more likely to split up than those who meet in the real world.

Online dating also changes how we see people. Scrolling from profile to profile, according to the U.S. Association of Psychological Science, changes how humans decide how attractive someone is.

Other people disagree. Click here to find out who thinks that now is the best time to try online dating.

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