Called "hyper personal interaction," it is well documented that people disclose personal details at double the rate the normally would when they are online.
What results is a false sense of intimacy between two people, and while this feeling may aid the romantic connection promised by dating services, it can equally result in misunderstandings.
If these characters aligned more closely with the habits of actual real-life daters, though, they would have online dating profiles for way more than one episode.
It can include psychological abuse, emotional blackmail, sexual abuse, physical abuse and psychological manipulation.The UK's National Crime Agency recently reported that sexual assault associated with online dating had increased by six-hundred percent.That's a shocking statistic at odds with what has become an accepted way to meet people romantically.And a 2010 study showed the same for women rating men.The results, presented in papers co-authored by Andrew Elliot, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester in New York, were eaten up by the media, receiving widespread coverage over the years (in too).
Have a look through the rest of the profiles in the slides above, and let us know which TV character you think definitely has an online dating profile in the comments.