“…Dating may teach you how to date, but won’t teach you how to be married, and the illusion that it does can be harmful.” She clearly lays out the requirements one must bring to a good marriage, starting with a “healthy, adult personality” which includes maturity, autonomy, self-esteem, trust, the capacity for emotional intimacy and self-knowledge.
With technology weaved into the fabric of our day to day lives, online dating is no longer an exclusive realm for oddballs and is now viewed as a legitimate, if not natural, a place as any to look for love.
With that in mind it’s no real surprise that online dating is now the third most popular way to meet a potential partner; behind meeting through friends and family and at the work place.
The author draws from the renowned relationship theories of psychologist/author, Harville Hendrix, Ph.
D., who introduced the idea that romantic attraction stems from an individual’s search for his or her imago–a Latin word meaning image.
Having said that, to suggest that online dating is the 'solution' to a lonely heart implies that online dating is a fail-safe, fast-track route to finding ‘The One’.