Dating online is the latest and easiest way of coming in contact with the new people all around the world. It
currently occupies the largest proportion of paid up advertisement on the web. Why? because they provide
easy access to social interaction with new and interesting people. People you would probably never get a
chance to meet otherwise.
Meeting people in cyberspace is not comfortable for everyone. There are of course safety concerns. A
danger of online dating is the threat of online scams. It is not unknown for unscrupulous con artists to con lonely
people out of large sums of money, but this is very rare. There is also the chance that the person you hook
up with may be dangerous, but that possibility also exists in the bar scene or anywhere else.
The BTK killer was active in his church. John Wayne Gasey was a pillar of the community, being groomed
by influencial friends to run for city councel. I’m not trying to scare anyone away from dating all together. I
just want to stress, with normal precautions, online dating is as safe as meeting people offline.
Online dating is a actually misnomer, people don’t really “date” online, they simply meet there. The idea
of a lonely geek all alone at his computer typing away to his online girlfriend who is actually a 300 pound
transvestite is a common image that makes many people turn their noses up at online dating sites.
This image could not be futher from reality. Almost 31% of Americans know someone who has met a partner online. 15% of Americans, that’s about 30 million people, say they know someone who has been in a long-term relationship with or has married someone they met online.
Dating online, or hooking up online actually, isn’t just for teenagers and young adults. Many seniors have found it a lot less stressfull than diving back into the dating scene after the death of a spouse. Could you imagine trying to hook up with the widow of a deceased friend, or schleping out to a bar or club after years of going home to a pair of loving arms. I can’t. The ability to chat and get to know someone before you actually meet can greatly reduce the anxiety.
Not all online dating sites are the same. Some act as introduction services while others are matchmaking
sevices that focus on long-term relationships and marriage. Dating sites are simply a method of meeting
people. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
We live in a world where everyone is busy. If not on a demanding career path, then simply trying to make ends meet. Most of us don’t have the time or energy left to comb the singles bars every night or attend church socials every weekend. Those options are often fruitless for most of us anyway.
Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your point of view, the days of marrying ones childhood sweetheart are pretty much behind us. Online dating is the new trend in social interaction. You can keep to your busy schedule and still get to know someone great.
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