Online Dating: Celeb Couples Who Have Found Love On The Internet And Tips That May Help Others Who Want The Same
November 17, 2017 16:56 By Fabiosa
These days, we can find any answers to most life questions online. But does it also hold the solution to true love? Once upon a time, there was a major stigma attached to meeting a romantic partner online. But with the increase and development of online dating sites and social media platforms like Match and Facebook, it's hard to ignore this avenue completely.
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So, it makes sense that more and more couples today had their first meeting on the internet. There was a time when people assumed only socially awkward people resorted to online dating, but these days, even celebrity couples need this medium to find each other, even though some of them are world famous.
Celebrities who found love online
Let's talk about a couple of big stars whose relationship began thanks to the internet.
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams
The 26-year-old star met her boyfriend via social media, Twitter specifically. Adams confirmed that he and Hyland started by exchanging flirty tweets, and things heated up from there. In fact, he was pretty impressed with how things turned out.
I’m amazed how smart the internet is. Because I just assume everyone on Twitter is an idiot, and then I’m like, ‘Wow!’
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose
Even though the duo has now broken up, their love story actually began on Twitter too. She technically made the first move after she heard the rapper say she was his ideal woman.
Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch
Amy confirmed that she met her man on a dating site. The platform matched them, and his profile picture, which showed him dancing with his grandmother, was what first captured her attention. They contacted each other and the rest, as they say, is history.
Iggy Azalea and Nick Young
The NBA player credits Twitter for helping him meet his now ex, Iggy Azalea. He reportedly made her his Wednesday crush, and this caught the rapper's attention. The relationship took off from there. Sadly, the whole world witnessed the relationship go down in flames on the same social network after Iggy accused him of cheating on her.
Even though not all online relationships work out (to be fair, not all couples who meet offline work out either), we can certainly see the possibilities. However, to make this work for you, you have to keep a few things in mind.
The ugly truth about online dating
First off, not every person is honest on their online profile. In fact, a study of 1000 online daters in the US conducted by global research agency, OpinionMatters, found that 53% lied in their online dating profiles.
In addition, according to PsychologyToday, most men who are engaged in online dating are usually only there for the possibility of sex. Sure, there are genuine relationship-seeking men online, but women should also expect to face situations where the male users are sexually aggressive and often rude.
So, to make sure you protect yourself while also meeting the right person, there are a couple of tips online daters should consider.
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Online dating tips and rules
1. Know what you're looking for
Have a strategy before you begin. You need to have a specific list of things and traits you hope the potential partner will have. Are you looking for marriage or just a casual relationship? When you are clear on what you want, it makes it easier for you to weed out people who do not possess these needs.
2. Choose the right platform
Keep in mind that not all platforms are long-term relationship friendly. For instance, if you are looking for a serious relationship, avoid websites like Tinder. It is also advisable to use paid sites, as there is a higher chance of you finding serious-minded people.
3. Try not to provide too much information
A little bit of mystery is always a good idea when looking for love online. Avoid long, detailed profile, telling your whole life story. Tell them just enough to pique their interest, but not so much that they know everything about you before even saying hello.
In addition to all these, it is important to be selective and patient. You are looking for a potential mate, online or offline, it will not happen overnight. So, try not to give up if prospects seem slim. As you continue to weed out those you don't want, you get even closer to finding those you do.
The advice provided in this article is for informational purposes only. Some of the suggestions presented in this article may be harmful to health or may be dangerous. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may be caused by using the information provided in the article.