The psychology of why rekindled romances are so intense

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I remember the day after, when my flatmate asked me how it went. I beamed at her over my cup of tea. I met that man about 10 years ago. Millions of other people. Our lonely little hearts are very big business. Online dating may appear to be the swiftest route to love, or something like it. But until you win the grand prize — never having to do it again — it always feels a last resort, the sign that you possess a fatal flaw that has prevented the achievement of true love through one of the more classic routes: pulling a stranger in a bar, meeting someone at a house party, sleeping with your employer. In real life? Tell us again about how he talked to you on the tube!

Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create act online profiles using photos of erstwhile people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love quickly. And they tug by your heartstrings with made-up stories a propos how they need money — designed for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all of the tricks? Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a act.

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