Finding real love on Facebook


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EDITOR’S NOTE: is partnering with the “iPadJournos” mobile and social media journalism project at VCU’s School of Mass Communications. Students from the project reported the following story.

By Evelynn Escobar-Thomas and Toria Vaughan (Special to

RICHMOND, Va. – Had it not been for Facebook, Amit Vohra and Priya Lall would have probably not fallen in love. The VCU students used the popular social network as a way to meet each other.

“He was oblivious to everything. I had to trick him into asking for my number. It was the hardest thing. I sent him a message over winter break,” said Lall.

The venues of online dating are everywhere now through social media. With platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, reaching out to strangers is easier than ever.

But with incidents such as the scandal surrounding football player Manti Te’o and shows like MTV’s Catfish, the risks of…

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