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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?


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    • estherluzfranco profile image


      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


      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.


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