The online realm isnt a different world; its a make-up of real people with real feelings.
The only difference is that its easier to lie about who we are because it isnt seen as a lie, its seen as protection.
Theres no way there can be a strong bond of trust in these types of relationships until the initial face to face meeting because so many people lie about their life off of the internet.
Joe Schwartz believes that people cannot trust each other in a relationship until time has proved that person reliable (Schwartz 124).
The concept of fantasy is basically saying that online daters arent falling in love with each other; theyre falling in love with the idea of being in love.
The dabbler is just filled with curiosity and does not have any real interest in dating, whereas the nester is primarily interested in finding their soul mate and settling down.Sherry Turkle, Sociology of Science professor at MIT, believes that this new age of communication provokes people to create another aspect of them to portray online.The woman in the quote above admits that the personality that she portrays online isnt a complete lie, but just an embellishment of her positive attributes combined with a few attributes that she wishes she had.This lack of accountability, for some, turns the online world into pure fantasy.In an article by Susan Barnes the appeal of online dating is defined as fantasy: People can fall in love with the idea of love and project a fantasy image on others (Barnes 139).