Psychotherapist Jan Slater, who has practices in Harley Street and Cheltenham, has noticed an increase in people seeking therapeutic help when online dating goes wrong and felt compelled to write about the subject.“I see a lot more people who are getting hurt through online dating and a lot more who are using online dating as a means to recover from heartbreak,” she says.“People who have gone through divorces would have maybe taken some time out to heal; now their first response is to go online to meet someone else.They are out there but are not fit to date, using it as a means to get over emotional distress.”While she concedes that disillusionment, disappointment and a broken heart may also come about as the result of meeting through an acquaintance or in a bar just as much as through online dating, the initial anonymity of the internet can facilitate the deceitful to do their worst.
We met following a weekend that Beth was away with a group of couples and had had enough with 'the single life' and decided she would go on a date with 'the next half decent guy' that sent her a message on RSVP.
Vancouver men rank as some of the country’s least honest when it comes to courting, according to a dating website that shows Vancouver guys like to fudge the facts on matters such as age, profession and even relationship status.
Nevada-based Whats Your Price.com, which used survey results from 7,250 Canadian members, placed Vancouver at the No.
3 spot in terms of men who are dishonest about their online dating profiles.
Only guys from Mississauga and Toronto are shiftier than Vancouverites.
Local ladies, however, rank as the fourth most truthful when it comes to their profiles.
Meanwhile, Montreal, Calgary and Winnipeg are among the most honest cities when it comes to both men and women on the dating scene.
Nicole Corrado, founder of Vancouver dating site Hitchette, which screens people to make sure they’re honourable, said the findings don't surprise her.
“In any other city you go to, people are very friendly, and very open and they want to connect with you,” she said.
“And here, people get the opposite response.” Corrado added Vancouverites have a fear about connecting with each other, and she’s heard complaints about both men and women being equally dishonest when dating each other.
But she admitted it’s not surprising the data indicates Vancouver men are more willing to lie about themselves.