Assignment: The ups and downs of online dating
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Famous American author Mark Twain once said about finding love, "When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain."
But "fishing" for love, especially in today's world, can be a bit more complex. As technology rapidly changes and our schedules become more packed, online dating is almost the norm.
But the credibility of online dating has fallen under scrutiny as speculations arise that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's allegedly fake girlfriend could have been a "catfish," someone who fakes an identity online, drawing themselves into a fraudulent romantic relationship. The controversy around Te'o opens up questions about online dating.
Have you ever tried online dating? How did it go? Did you ever find that the person wasn’t who they said they were? Were you ever the victim of catfishing, or did you meet your lifelong partner though the Internet?