In one extreme example of an online lie, Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o was tricked a few years ago into virtually dating a woman who never existed.But while it’s tempting to shave off a couple of pounds or add a couple of inches, studies show that online dating profiles are, fundamentally, quite honest.Everyone deserves to be loved, everyone should feel loved, and there are millions of Sex-C people who share your story.Once upon a time, online daters were mocked as lonely losers, or worse. Today, at least 40 million Americans are looking for love on the Web. Like sex, love and attraction, online dating is an object of fascination and confusion.
The Guardian warns that these sites have created a “throwaway dating culture.” This is silly.Those couples tend to be happier, too, research suggests.This assumption is so prevalent that MTV has an entire show, “Catfish,” devoted to investigating whether people in online relationships are representing themselves honestly to their partners.Men on the site tend to message women closer to their own age; very few men over 30 actually reach out to 20-year-old women.And while it’s true that being older and single means you face a “thin” romantic market, both on the Web and off, the sheer scale of online dating mitigates this.But online dating isn’t especially vulnerable to our collective weakness for self-flattering fibs. In 2010, Boston’s “Craigslist killer” was charged with murdering a woman he had met online (he later committed suicide in jail).In 2013, Mary Kay Beckman sued for million after a man she met on the site came to her Las Vegas home with a knife and an intent to kill.After all, the best way to beat long odds is to take lots of chances, and even for older users, dating sites provide millions of romantic options.It’s an all-too-common trope: Online dating has made casual sex easy but relationships hard.Romance Only is the world’s premier online dating site for Sex-C adults seeking romance—committed relationships built on affectionate companionship, physical connection and authentic love….without any expectation of intercourse.We at Romance Only stand in this truth: Intimacy fulfills emotional, spiritual and physical needs, and sexual chemistry isn’t limited to intercourse.