The depression of online dating

i do love speeddating but thats face to face and the laugh quota is a lot highercan online dating cause severe mental depression?

thanksjohn I found the people I met from online dating sites ( in person meetings) to be very frustrating, scary and then maybe depressing... I learned what to ask BEFORE meeting in person and most people you just have to blow off when they answer your questions because there is just going to be no connection.

But dating can be a challenge when you suffer from depression.“Sometimes if you don’t feel like smiling but are in a situation where you’re expected to be happy, that can make you feel even worse,” says Helen Friedman, Ph D, a clinical psychologist in private practice in St. That said, meeting a new person can also be a source of joy.You see faces of potential partners wiz by and for a moment, it helps. We’ve all been in this moment — the moment when a twinge of loneliness spurs an online dating session.But is this really a good habit to get into when feeling lonely?Anne Rettenberg wrote an article for Psychology Today that is critical of the idea of online dating [1], she cites one example of a man who visited a prostitute due to being depressed at his lack of success in online dating to support her claim.

The first big problem with her article is that she doesn’t mention the different experiences that male and female customers presumably have on online dating sites.About 18 million Americans suffer from depression and another 20 million worldwide use dating websites each month, according to Online Dating Magazine.Chances are, there are people who will be in both groups.You know the jokes they have about online dating site profile ?you know the ones that say when someone says they are a few pounds overweight= 100 overand when they say sensual= pervert..I found all that to be true and a great degree of misrepresentation.In dating in real life (IRL) it’s expected that the man make the first move, and therefore women end up rejecting lots of guys for various reasons.