Nowadays the global net has become the most popular place where people meet and get to know each other. It is our reality and our growing up children will likely look for their soulmates on the internet and go on online dates instead of real or face-to-face ones. So, let’s think about perks and pitfalls of social dating. I went to the website cupid.com to have an idea of how it works. This service allows finding people with common hobbies and interests and provides online chat room for flirting and finding a match from your area.
- Access is the invulnerable plus. In our lives we cannot meet so many potential partners and get to know them closer in a short span of time. In virtual reality, we can choose the age of potential soul mate, his or her lifestyle, confession and hobbies and browse the candidate before making decision to meet face-to-face.
- Interaction is required to understand whether the person behind the monitor is cut from the same clot or not. You can discuss news and share information or just chat with each other. And before choosing the partner to meet in reality you can communicate with several persons.
- Online dating turned out to be time and cost saving. You do not need to go out somewhere and think how to organize a date to impress your partner.
- Friendship is a bonus. In case you realize that your conversation partner is not the one you were looking for, you may just stay friends.
Nevertheless, there are some dangers which online dating hides.
The process of finding a partner can linger on. It may seem that you are about to find your perfect match and the person with ‘ideal characteristics’ exists. Misled by this impression you can miss potentially good partner and never initiate any relations.
The computer is not able to pass on some information, features, feelings that are required to build attraction. Only face-to-face date can help you decide whether this person really is your destiny.
I am a person who sees the glass as half full and believe that you can find you destiny everywhere, including Internet. My optimistic point of view is supported by figures. As Match.com reports that 12,000 couples marry through online dating service mediation.