Stigma attached to internet dating
The longer you've engaged with someone via text, the more of a “relationship” you're establishing.
Due to this, there's a ton of anxiety about meeting the person for the first time; it feels like more of an investment.
Research does show that a little exaggeration in online dating profiles is common.
I'm pretty sure they would look at you as if you were asking to be murdered.
From a very young age, we're taught never to join chat rooms or talk to strangers on the internet... Yet, in 2017, I don't know a single person who doesn't have a dating app profile. Being physically attracted to someone is easy because it's instantaneous.
Either way, hardly evidence that online relationships are doomed to failure.
However, couples that met online do report less them and the extent to which their future significant others were already integrated into their existing social circles and/or known by their friends and family prior to the start of the relationship.