Online dating consequences
Men are somewhat more likely to be called offensive names (30% vs.23%) and to receive physical threats online (12% vs.And beyond these behaviors, noteworthy shares of young adults have been subject to more serious forms of abuse.One-quarter (25%) have received physical threats online, while smaller but still notable proportions have been sexually harassed (15%), harassed for a sustained period of time (16%) or stalked (13%) online.All told, roughly two-thirds of young adults (67%) have been subject to some type of online harassment – with 41% having experienced severe forms of harassment.
Moreover, perceptions of others’ lying behavior on the venue were more significant predictors of own lying behavior than any of the personal characteristics we measured (i.e., Machiavellianism, psychopathy, extraversion, or internet addiction).
And almost one-quarter of Americans 50 and older (22%) have been the target of online harassment, an increase of 5 percentage points from 2014.
Overall, men and women differ modestly in the types of harassment they encounter online.
Even in its most basic form – say, a bad name or off-color joke – online harassment is a malleable concept.
It can be highly contextual and often a matter of personal interpretation.