Online dating and meeting and dating people in the real world differ in many ways. Though either of them may result in you finding a loving partner, in many cases online dating relationships are not strong or serious. This is not just pure statistics but a result of online dating circumstances.
With online dating there are various factors that hinder a relationship to prosper, one of them being trust. Since you have not seen the person or met him/her personally there is always an element of distrust. Everyone while approaching is so sweet and nice and at times too good to be true and this again raises a doubt in your mind. The thing is that we are not able to digest the fact that some strangers can be so nice where we usually encounter people who have an indifferent attitude.
You could realize the other person is not serious and is chatting with as many members as possible. Since you do not have the person in front of you the risk of being cheated is always higher. This is again highlighted by the very fact that many people just log in to spend some time and try to be available to everyone they come across. Certain people, who are serious and want to find a nice person to befriend, feel cheated when a person initially starts off well but the moment they try to share a problem or thought there is no response.
There have been many people who try to induce the element of vulgarity while dating online and they initially chat and then ask you to pay a fee to see them performing obscene acts. Mostly, people do not appreciate this and are taken aback by such remarks. With so many fake ids created slowly people are losing faith in such matters and always are under a fear of being cheated. Some people have tried to use this medium of interaction for commercial benefits and this has led to this current day situation of chaos.
Such a medium is wonderful for people who are constantly traveling as they have a mate they can speak with from anywhere in the world but again with the growing population inclining towards the internet the medium of online dating is being hampered by unwanted stuff.
Certain websites have started to apply fees so that they can assure their members that people present there are genuine and want to interact but again over a period of time in order to popularize the website the webmasters have started adopting black hat techniques to search engine optimization.
Other than just hampering online dating sites, there have been a few hackers who use online dating websites to get the personal information and financial details of members who log in and this has alarmed all the people using this option. People have become skeptical about disclosing personal information and hence are preferring to stay away from online dating as well.
Ultimately it is you who has to take the decision whether you want to be associated with a person in real life or online. The probability to find a better partner in the real world is higher than online, however with online dating you can still find a good person and even a soul-mate if you are lucky.