Manti Te'o hoax exposes perils of virtual dating
Social media replacing real relationships?
- Duration 4:58
- Date Jan 19, 2013
Social media replacing real relationships?
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We told you Notre Dame star linebacker and anti -- breaking his silence last night and denying that he had any role.
In that fake girlfriend -- other than being a victim -- says he was the one duped.
Into believing that he had a real relationship with a girl online.
Now that we know his side of the story does it expose the carols.
All of this social media world is the Internet culture destroying real relationships.
-- debate Elvis's doctor -- now -- views of forensic psychiatrist and Fox News.
Medical contributor and -- thousand on as a contributor for fox 411.
Great to have both of you here.
Doctor out -- let me start -- -- do you think that it is our social media culture.
That allows primarily college kids of high school kids to be more susceptible.
To this kind of hoax.
After all college kids and younger kids are constantly on FaceBook where -- Have people they called quote unquote friends hundreds -- thousands of them.
And they are friends so their -- -- their existence is.
They are able to cherry pick the feedback they want and even block people who might comment negatively upon them.
And they -- photos of themselves hundreds sometimes thousands of photos which would have been.
Unheard of before and contributes to an incredible sense of narcissism -- And an almost delusional existence.
Diana you know this all too well you run a dating advice column and young people write -- you.
Are you surprised that people think that they have relationships some people they've never met.
And it isn't just young.
How many times I get emails from women and men both saying that they are not only dating but sometimes engage -- Matt and there is a delusion the writing is on the electronic while the people just want to ignore entirely if he's such a desperate need for love that needs to -- the felt.
Even if it's not.
Quote real wow that's incredible -- traveler you are Dana just said there in -- -- to people they never met does that give you more sympathy as she give should give all of -- -- sympathy for what happened to an anti tea.
Well -- -- has already admitted that even after he knew that this was a hoax if there was a hoax and he was involved from the beginning.
That he perpetuated because he was embarrassed people can judge that as they wish to and they can judge whether he needs psychological help which I think he might.
Yes the fact that people are engaged in those they have never met and can fall in love with ghosts should give us all a heads up.
We literally we have kids who adopt penguins on line.
And grieve over the fact that -- you know played penguins don't seem happy if they don't play with them enough this is a set up.
To lose reality to not be able to tackle your own problems or those of our culture it is the greatest drug.
That this species has known because both -- and I have FaceBook accounts and yet we're identifying it as a dangerous drug.
Right it's everywhere and -- you say that you have a close friend.
Who was the victim of the very similar -- this isn't as rare as we think it is and this is -- new to actually this is very.
This is a good thing that -- happened in such a public way because we're discussing it were showing that if there is a downside to online dating isn't just happy go lucky find -- You have to be careful I did have a friend a very accomplished businessman very logical who became completely illogical.
Over the promise or not or idea of love.
And he was ready to go and see this woman he never match he claimed to be in love with her.
-- bought a plane ticket to find out that.
She was using pictures our Adriana Lima as and I thought.
Come on buddy you have to reel ideas in mind that this woman doesn't have a striking resemblance to wager on the -- -- this is of cake.
And a purse H -- doesn't need to find love online opinion is she's been on our show many times she's lovely yet -- a doctor Rob -- what is need.
FaceBook -- -- going away.
Social networking isn't going away what is the lesson -- We're supposed to take away from us.
Well there's one lesson it's not just the man -- ten years it's us we have to do an inventory to find out in which ways we have been intoxicated.
By these technologies and by social networking.
So they have the lesson is this if you've got kids get him a pet.
Let them interact with something real get them outside make them compete in sports and don't give -- ribbons when they don't win.
Get back to the truth is an antidote to this most terrifying.
Psychological epidemic that can lay low our entire culture.
Diana very quickly last words.
I would just say that don't get up on online dating but use logic be Smart do a background check.
And don't go weeks and months without actually meeting the person and always always put your safety first.
Doesn't -- -- the NFL's on thank you it's fascinating you that's a real -- off and I didn't know thank you.