There's an ongoing perception that virtual heartbreaks are not as “brutal” as what we would experience in the real world. Internet dating is fun and the opportunity to date online presents itself most especially during the time of a global pandemic. Yet it is an important decision when it comes to finding love. It’s not only about putting yourself out there which requires a lot of courage on its own but it’s also about meeting new people that you might be able to share long term relationships with. Just because the connection was made online doesn’t mean the virtual heartbreak is less severe than an offline heartbreak. Despite how we might have come to know the person, emotional intimacy existed and a break up of any form is difficult to deal with.