Is it possible for one to get addicted to online dating? The answer to that question is a simple and concrete, yes! Just as gym junkies are addicted to checking themselves in the mirror, drunkards addicted to bear and some people addicted to porn. It is also possible to be addicted to online dating. The following are the major signs to warn you that you are slowly becoming an addict of online dating. 😉
Ignoring opportunities in real life
Just because you are using online dating, it doesn’t mean you should stop taking advantage of opportunities presented in real life. If you find that you can find someone attractive in real life but fail to approach them just because you look forward to flirting with someone you met online, then there is a problem. Also if you are a lady and you find yourself ignoring guys in real life but find it interesting to flirt online and arrange dates only with people you meet online, this should raise a red flag. You are addicted to online dating.
You don’t do your hobbies anymore
If you loved to go swimming, taking hikes, dancing… then all of a sudden you find that you don’t do that anymore and like just to spend time online and flirt. Then, you are an addict of online dating. You shouldn’t change your lifestyle just because you are using online dating (Dating Advisor AU). On the contrary, the platform should only help you get a partner.
If you can spend three hours, three to four times in a week in a studio to take pictures so that you can post them on your profile, then you are addicted to online dating. It’s not a bad idea taking cool pictures to post online, but when you overdo it, it means you are addicted.
Too many emails
If you find that you like emailing more than you chat with people in real life, then you are addicted to online dating or online hook ups. Some people even have two separate emails; one to use for official purposes and another to email people they meet online.
Constantly checking your inbox
This is quite obvious and common. If you find that you check your inbox every 30 seconds to see whether your fuck buddy wrote a message and when you don’t get a message you feel frustrated then you must be addicted to online dating. It is okay to check your inbox, but not every 30 seconds.
Few people consider the probability that online dating can be addictive, for that reason many get addicted and are not aware. If you start having the above 5 signs then this should serve as a warning that you are actually becoming an addict of online dating.