Debate and research into whether Internet addiction is a cause or an effect are continuing.
This study investigates problematic Internet use among young adult university students and examines correlation between problematic Internet use and loneliness and dating anxiety.
And it shows that there is no substitute for meeting face-to-face.
Stein also explained that there are significant problems with online dating.
The same survey also found that there were more male internet users who were currently using dating sites or apps than female users.
Dating sites and apps were most popular among younger internet users - 30 percent of U. internet users aged 18 to 29 years were currently using dating sites or apps and a further 31 percent had done so previously.
During an April 2017 survey, 84 percent of dating app users stated that they were using online dating services to look for a romantic relationship.
The stigma is beginning to dissipate as an increasing amount of Americans believe that online dating is now socially acceptable.
In comparison, meeting someone through other means, such as family, friends, work, school or at a bar resulted in a 29% chance of long-term dating.
That is nearly 1,000 times more successful than a dating site connection.
The Online Cognition Scale, Dating Anxiety Scale, Loneliness Scale and Personal Information Questionnaire were employed in the collection of data.
Pearson correlation analysis, the -test, one-way analysis of variance and chi-square test were used for data analysis.