“Online dating is good. I’m very, very glad it exists. It gives opportunities to singles who otherwise wouldn’t have them,” says Eli J. Finkel, an associate professor of social psychology at Northwestern University and the study’s lead author (McCarthy). Online dating has worked for many and opened many doors for some people, however, I personally believe there are too many negative aspects to it. There is too much risk to meet someone who is lying about their looks, age, interests, and personality. Online dating is far from real world dating, you can never truly know what the person you are talking too is like when they are hiding behind a screen. Meeting someone in person is the only way to find out if they are really a match for you. While online dating has become more common and more of a social “norm,” there are still many flaws to this method of dating. In this situation, the flaws outweigh the pros.