Help for internet dating and sex addiction
Let’s say he dated seven people in his first two months and then found a happy relationship that lasted for a year and a half.
After a month of mourning and attempted make-up sex, he reposts his profile once again. Naturally, I’ve long been an advocate for online dating, not because it’s perfect, but because it ALWAYS created a love life for me.
We don’t know their age or their sign or their likes and dislikes. We learn about them first, and discover attraction later.
This makes connecting easy and instantaneous, but it also allows us to dissect people and compare them to others side by side.
Maybe the pickings were slim on Chemistry, so you branched out to Perfect Match.
There is another myth in your question, Barb—the idea that someone who signed up on Match in January ‘06 and is still on in January ‘08 has been on for two consecutive years.
However, if you were watching my profile on JDate, you’d have assumed that I was online from 1998-2006 without any success. Sometimes, when you leave, you don’t take your profile down—which leads you to be labeled an online dating addict by a woman who is on every single site herself. But you ARE onto something, Barb, which is that online dating CAN be addicting.
The only way you’d know that he’s also on e Harmony is if you’re ALSO on e Harmony.Cybersexual Addiction has become a specific sub-type of Internet addiction.It has been estimated that 1 in 5 Internet addicts are engaged in some form of online sexual activity (primarily viewing cyberporn and/or engaging in cybersex).In fact, the vast majority of men (75% in an old Match poll) are looking for a long-term relationship.It’s just super difficult to settle on one person when you perceive that you have better options that are just a click away. We THINK we have the choice of everyone, when, in fact, we don’t.