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In our recent blog post 'Does online dating work?' we discussed the psychological impacts online dating has on your brain which can cause users to become addicted to dating apps. 

Mental Health Professional, Laura Burke from With Laura B, tells us more about the impact online dating can have on our mental health and what measures we can take to safeguard our mental health whilst using dating apps.



As a matchmaker I get asked this question a lot. It is a topic that I researched thoroughly before deciding to launch Match Made in Scotland. As someone who found their partner on a dating site 6 years ago I loath to say that it does not work however I have many people that come to me for my services and they would beg to differ. I think the real question is ‘Can online dating work?’ If you were to ask me this question I wouldn’t hesitate to say yes, as I know many people (myself included albeit 6 years ago) who have found their partners online. However, if you were to ask me “Does online dating work?” I would be reticent to say the same.

Here are 5 reasons why I think that being successful with online dating can be a challenge.