Love bombing is a seductive tactic, where a manipulative person tries to control another individual with “bombs,” brimming from day one.
According to psychiatrist Dale Archer, typically it will occur in whirlwind romances where one partner will try to influence a person with affection, attention, presents, and promises about the future.
When one person intentionally manipulates and exploits another’s weakness or insecurity, there’s no other word for it.” Archer advised that healthy relationships build slowly and couples should maintain healthy friendships and relationships with friends and family throughout.
Another issue is that singletons who spend weeks or even months emailing a potential mate before meeting them often have unrealistic expectations.‘Also, he’s unlike any man I’d gone for before.
The use of online dating services and mobile hookup apps is so commonplace and socially accepted these days that it’s hard to remember that merely decade ago, using a service like Ok Cupid or carried a heavy social stigma.
‘I’ve met some lovely men, but I’ve also met many who lied about themselves and their intentions.’Her experiences are mirrored by many women, who find that internet dating is great if you want a casual fling, but not for anything longer lasting because there are so many dishonest men seeking cheap thrills.
Today, nine million Britons will log on to look for love.