Love in the Digital Age: Can You Fall In Love With Someone You’ve Never Met?

It's easier than ever to meet potential dates online. But can you fall in love with someone you haven't met face to face?

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We’ve all heard of love at first sight (whether we believe in it or not)—but what about love before first sight? In today’s technology-rich world, it’s easier than ever to meet potential lovers and significant others online, whether you go for free services like OKCupid, subscription ones like HowAboutWe, or even Craigslist’s Missed Connections or Casual Encounters boards. With more and more relationships beginning in cyberspace, of course a whole bunch of interesting questions come up: Namely, is it possible to fall in love with someone you haven’t met yet IRL?

Read 10 Online Dating Etiquette Tips from the Emily Post Institute

Check out this infographic from BettyConfidential and our friends over at WeLoveDates that breaks down how technology can help relationships, as well as what it can’t help. Love letters or love emails—all’s fair in love and the Internet!

WeLoveDates infographic

WeLoveDates infographic

WeLoveDates infographic

WeLoveDates infographic

WeLoveDates infographic


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