Catfish: Artis and Jess

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What He Thought: Artis was under the impression he was dating Jess and was ready to ditch his current girlfriend—and mother of his three children—for her.

The Truth: Jess is actually a man who creates fake online dating profiles to teach people a lesson about cheating. He was so creepy even Nev and Max were afraid of him.


Success Factors of Online Dating

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Online dating has become the modern way of getting to know somebody. In today’s world, technology and the internet have huge impacts in the world. People are now reaching out online to try to find there boyfriend or girlfriend and maybe if lucky find a husband or wife.

There has been studies published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which is funded by eHarmony that out of 20,000 respondents who have done online dating, 35 percent of them have met their spouse. Studies have also shown that people who have met online rather than offline, marriage has lasted longer over the years. The study was 8 percent online and 6 percent was offline. It may be only a two percent difference, but it gives a good idea on how online dating can actually be more beneficial.

Studies do show that people are meeting more offline, however online dating has become a common trend. While its not enough evidence to show how successful it can be, studies do tell you that there has been successful outcomes when it comes to online dating.


Effects of Online dating

As online dating becomes more prominent in society, we have more studies and experiments to give us data and information about the effects of online dating.

Online dating makes it much easier to find a partner. Due to the fact that it’s so easy to find a partner, relationships lose power. Dating has now become way more complicated and relationships have become flimsy and weak. Cheating seems to have been normalized thanks to social media outlets such as Instagram. You can find a new person to admire everyday from all over the world. It makes one greedy and can effect their perspective of the kind of people they want to date. At the same time however, online dating is also responsible for the normalization of cheating considering the fact that their are all forms of online dating apps such as “Tinder which is more of a social hook up app. Apps like these make it easy to form discrete sexual relationships with other people while maintaining a relationship.

Different kinds of relationships have been formed thanks to Online dating. An introverted person in an online relationship has a totally different personality in person. When they finally meet in person they can lose the shine and luster they seemed to have through texting and online communication. When people have a stronger relationship through online communication rather than face to face, it is called a Hyper personal relationship. Studies have shown that more than one third of U.S. marriages begin with online dating and these couples may be slightly happier than couples who met through more “Traditional” means. Although there are positives that come from online dating such as being exposed to a larger variety of people compared to your physical surroundings, there are still many negatives to online dating.

The Dangers Associated with Online Dating

Talking to people online may give you the benefit of meeting new people, but sometimes that is not always a good thing. There are many dangers associated with online dating that make many people not even want to try out the process. One of the biggest dangers associated with online dating is the safety of the people using it, along with the risk they put others around them.

81% of people lie about their height, weight, age, and personal appearance on their dating profile. There are not many ways for a person to tell if someone they have never met is telling the truth. Not everyone goes on these online dating sites to find love. One of the biggest things to look out for when dating online are sociopaths. It is very easy for a sociopath to get to a person mainly due to them having all the information they need on the person’s profile.

Many people often become a victim to “catfishing”. Catfishing is a term used to describe people who practice and pretend to be someone else online. These people lead others on and get them to fall in love with images that they have created themselves to be. Many people use pictures of others to disguise as someone else. There are individuals who do it because they are unimpressed with themselves, while others are cruel and intentionally try to ruin the lives of others. A catfish scam occurs when someone assumes a persona (or many) in order to trick a person into believing that they are really that person online.

This is very common and occurs to many. There are many stories from the mtv television show “Catfish” where they show that online dating can often destroy the lives of others when they find out that the person that they’ve been talking to is fictional. There are also many cases where people get assaulted or even worse when they try to meet up with people they have been talking to online. People can often create great connections with others online, but it is completely different when they meet up. Many people have found to be very disappointed and they realize that online dating may have been a waste of their time.

History of Online Dating

Online dating is known as the practice of searching for a romantic or sexual partner on the Internet, usually through use of a website. was the first online dating site established in 1995. As soon as 2002, 26.2 million people were registered. During the early stages of Match, the services were very simple and matched individuals based on the likes and dislikes of an individual’s profile. According to the U.S. News & World Report, nearly 40 million people use or have at least visited online dating websites. Online dating magazine states that there are approximately 2,500 online dating sites in the United States and more than 5,000 online dating services worldwide.

The use of mobile dating apps has helped increase the numbers behind online dating amongst individuals from the ages of 18-24. According to the PewResearchCenter, in 2013 only 5% of individuals from the ages of 18-24 reported to be using mobile dating apps. In 2016, there was a 17% increase as 22% of these young adults reported to be using some for of mobile dating apps. Some of the most popular mobile dating apps include Tinder, Happn, and Bumble. With the advancement in technology, it makes it easier for one to match with someone in your area.

Online dating has been said to be the foundation for long lasting relationships or even marriage. The PewResearch Center reports that 5% of Americans who are currently married or in a long-term partnership met their partner somewhere online. Among those who have been together for ten years or less, 11% met online. Along with these percentages, 120,000 marriages a year are reported to have occurred from the use of online dating.


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