Although online dating does have it perks it also has it’s downsides. The main downside is the hyper focus on physical appearance. This can lead to shallow choices being made based purely on how someone looks. Some people can fail at the first hurdle simply because they don’t look a certain way. Dating sites are starting to get around this by having profiles that don’t contain a profile picture meaning the person has to judge them based on their descriptions of themselves rather than their looks.
The second biggest problem is the increased opportunity for ghosting. It is much easier for a person you’ve met online to disappear, never to be heard from again, than a person you know in real life. This can lead to people feeling confused about what they did wrong and cause anxiety and even depression in some cases.
Another big problem with online dating is the disposable nature of it. The whole swipe right swipe left mentality creates a you don’t match my exact criteria mentality so I’m going to completely discount you. Whereas in real life we take the time to really get to know someone on a dating app people are looking for the first sign of incompatibility.