It takes guts to put yourself out there online like this. Online dating is no different than anything else you do on the internet — it’s easy to see something that is not there. Writing an article can validate your feelings because people sympathize with you or agree with you. Online dating can give your ego a boost. But both can be good ways to meet new people.
Online dating is different for everyone and I think that people meeting their significant others online is becoming a lot less rare than you think. I met my husband online and we stayed happily married until the day he died. I also met a lot of creeps but I followed my gut and if it didn’t feel right, I didn’t continue to meet them.