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Karie & Chuck: Is online dating a bad thing?

Online dating has exploded in the past few years, and it's almost a guarantee that we all know someone who is either active in online dating or has met someone online.

But is that a bad thing?

According to one author, it's a double-edged sword. In an interview with USA Today, Dan Slater said online dating has massively expanded the dating pool, which is a good thing, but the ease of finding a new relationship has made them disposable, which is a bad thing.

I think age obviously has a huge influence on how people view relationships and what they want out of a relationship. One of the biggest demographics of online dating now is 50 and over. As a 30- or 31-year-old when I started to do online dating, I had had relationships but had not married and it was something I wanted to do. I haven't had children yet. This was all ahead of me. If I had been 20 years older, maybe I would have been married and already had a family and this is the second time around and I don't feel the same agenda.

For the record, Slater met his wife Sophie online.

What do you think? Is online dating beneficial or has it simply gone too far?

Maybe we should ask Manti Te'o.

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Karie & Chuck is a fast-paced, frank and funny show built around conversations on current events and the biggest news stories of the day. It features local and national news stories, political issues, pop culture and entertainment along with regular interviews with newsmakers.


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