Smartphone addiction can encompass a variety of impulse-control problems, including: Virtual relationships.Addiction to social networking, dating apps, texting, and messaging can extend to the point where virtual, online friends become more important than real-life relationships.Compulsive use of dating apps can change your focus to short-term hookups instead of developing long-term relationships.
New To Cyber Liaisons By: Sue -- Sue, a writer with a physical disability, has written a candid personal account of an email-romance and cybersex .
Although it's not written by a social scientist, it provides some wonderful insights into how online romances grow and how online couples can become interested in cybersex.
We’ve all seen the couples sitting together in a coffee shop or restaurant ignoring each other and engaging with their smartphones instead.
While the Internet can be a great place to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, or even start romantic relationships, online relationships are not a healthy substitute for real life interactions.
Researching Cybersex in Online Chat Rooms: the Ethnographic Approach By: Robin Hamman -- Online chat rooms have become the singles pubs of the nineties: a place where young people can go to meet new people, build friendships, find romance, and have safe sex.
[Portugese Translation by Luciano Almeida, March 2000] Robin Hamman talks about the use of ethnographic research methodology in researching sex online.
While gambling addiction has been a well-documented problem for years, the availability of Internet gambling has made gambling far more accessible.
Compulsive stock trading or online shopping can be just as financially and socially damaging.
e Bay addicts may wake up at strange hours in order to be online for the last remaining minutes of an auction.