Going Back to the Tradition
Most of us are guilty of online dating. Claiming to be “in love“ with someone we haven’t even met. Going back to the tradition is about going back to the basics, about meeting people in person and making real connections. In this article, I will give multiple reasons why going back to the tradition is a must!
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people, even stolen pictures of real military personnel.
Online Dating - Catfish
One of the most important drawbacks of online dating is catfishing. In this time and age, there are thousands of fake accounts on various social media websites.
Let‘s talk about catfishing.
Catfish is a slang term used to describe someone who creates a false identity online. The term originated from a 2010 MTV base show, titled Catfish. The term catfishing refers to the process of befriending or chatting with someone online, while using a fake identity.
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people, even stolen pictures of real military personnel. They profess their love quickly. And they make you fall for them with made up stories about how they need money, for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Why all the deceit ? They’re looking to steal your money.
Carly Ryan, who was murdered in February after meeting with her online predator
Online Dating - Sexual Predators
There are so many sexual predators on dating sites, luring teenagers and even adults with false information, only to meet in person and end up being murderers and rapists. Not everyone online can be trusted.
I particularly remember a heartbreaking story which happened to a 15 year old girl in 2007, Carly Ryan, who was murdered in February after meeting with her online predator, Garry Francis Newman, who had pretended to be a handsome 18-year-old musician from Melbourne called 'Brandon Kane'.
This and many more has occurred and is becoming more rampant since the internet is accessible to both adult and children.
Online Dating - STI !!
Acording to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data and other studies, STIs have been on the rise.
Some have blamed online dating in part for this rise by encouraging hookups without getting to know your partner first, such as his or her background, friends or name.
Could swiping right mean that you that you eventually have to swab right and left at the doctor’s office?
Back to tradition
Love is beautiful and sweet — when with the right person, and the best way of finding this said person is in person!
What you see is what you get
It is difficult for someone you are meeting face-to-face to misrepresent their physical description such as body type, size and level of attractiveness.
Traditonal Dating protects one from internet fraud, catfishing and also sexual predators.
The earlier we go back to the basics, the better for all of us.