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The Danger of Narcissists in Online Dating: How to Cope in a Culture of Instant Gratification

Photo credit: Mayberry Health and Home Is our culture becoming more narcissistic? Research indicates that a higher number of younger people are meeting the clinical criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder and that we are now living in what might be called "the age of entitlement" (Twenge and Campbell, 2009). While there are multiple factors that contribute to the rise of narcissism in our society, access to numerous methods of connecting with others on the internet undoubtedly exacerbates the need to be seen as “special and unique." Accompanying this need is a blatant dehumanization of others in the search for attention, popularity and admiration.