ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Online Dating! Can it really work?

Updated on February 22, 2012

The Entry To Courtship Has Transformed

When I was younger and starting to get interested in the opposite sex, there came time where I was trying to figure out the best way to get a girls attention. I made sure I wore the best clothes, watch, and cologne on the market. I wanted to make sure that I was presentable.

I did not only try and select the best wardrobe that money could buy, but I began to try new areas that would make me even more visible, and aligned myself in activities where I knew there would be a ton of girls. Things that I did included joining the social dance class, choir, and home making class.

Overtime my actions led to the actual courtship of my high school girlfriend. I gained her interest! I had done it! My tactics worked!

Well that is how we all did the “courtship thing” while I was growing up, but after seeing what is happening to my best friend, I have come to the conclusion that there is a new tactic that must be added to the quiver of arrows a suitor must have to court another human being. Now days you must have a good online profile!

I never had to have a good online profile, because my high school girlfriend actually became my wife. My best friend that I used to bounce ideas off of when I was younger to decide the best way to attract a girl has been adding to his courtship tactics overtime. I found out that he was a member of about 10 mature dating sites. He was also using his Facebook page, my space page, and twitter account to make himself even more visible to females 24/7.

24/7? Yes that is right! Now days we have the ability to make ourselves available at all times during the day and night. The web allows this to happen! I never had social media and dating sites when I was younger. Making me available 24/7 would have taken about a billion cups of coffee. I would have dropped dead after about 3 days without sleep! No need to do that now with social media and dating sites! I wonder what the next transformation will be in the future. Will dating get more complicated in the future? Or will it get easier? What do you think?



Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • estherluzfranco profile image

      estherluzfranco 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      I'm not a pro to online dating really. But I know lots of people found their good match and become great couples through the sites specified in this hub. So, I think this scene does work out for some and besides people who are into online dating might really be into pressure for finding someone as soon as possible. Hope I'm not gonna be one of them in the near future (*fingers crossed)

    • Rustedwho profile image

      Rustedwho 

      6 years ago from Central Pennsylvania

      Luckily I too got married before the online dating scene came about. With that said, if I had to do it all over, I would probably use one. Those days of the finest clothes and cologne are long gone only to have been replaced with ripped up shorts and tshirts stained from sweat. Sweat earned from HER house projects. Cool hub bub!

    • Shawn Scarborough profile image

      Shawn Scarborough 

      6 years ago from The Lone Star State

      Like you, I got married before online dating became available. I think online dating could make things more complicated because people are not always who they say they are online.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)