What do you think about online dating?

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  1. craftybird profile image78
    craftybirdposted 13 years ago

    What do you think about online dating?

    Do you think that the world has shifted its view regarding online dating?  Do you think it's more widely accepted than it was 10 years ago?

  2. R.Cochran profile image74
    R.Cochranposted 13 years ago

    In a word yes, in the same way the work place has changed so has the dating game. I think long ago, people used to look at online dating as a form of desperation. Not so much anymore. However, I do feel that it can be a way to hide ones true self, it's easy to be anonymous online and that's where the true problem lies with online dating.
    People can say anything, post any kind of picture and sit at a computer instead of out in the real world socializing. Plus, another  problem that I have found, thru research into the dating sites, is misleading people just to get them to sign up to a particular site. My studies have shown that men are the most vulnerable to this. They will be contacted by, what they think are local women anxious to meet them, only to be asked to respond to them for more details. In order to respond, they must sign up for a membership, only for the member to quietly disappear once they do. They have no recourse to recover any money spent and usually wind up frustrated and with less money than they had.
    For some, it may work out well. But you have to be careful on which sites you use and it's a good idea to be open to the fact that what you may get is a bunch of empty promises and person that is not who they say they are.

  3. wereview4u profile image78
    wereview4uposted 13 years ago

    yes i think online dating is very popular, and a few of my mates have met woman online and are happy married couples. Its become a way of meeting loads of people all looking for the same thing. Me my self also meet a girl online and was with her for 3 years, online dating is affective, many people from different age groups use this services for free, or pay for real sucess, heres the site i use http://www.halo.shagdirect.co.uk. Its become part of our ways. Thanks

  4. MariaPants profile image61
    MariaPantsposted 13 years ago

    i highly accept it. i've used it and it's worked wonders for me.

  5. DIYweddingplanner profile image77
    DIYweddingplannerposted 13 years ago

    Definitely.  Hey, at least that's what they say on t.v.!  But seriously, I don't think it has the stigma attached to it that it used to have.

  6. profile image0
    multimasteryposted 13 years ago

    Online dating is definitely more widely accepted than it was a decade ago.  it has opened the door for people who want to mingle but may not have the time, inclination or confidence to to do in a live social setting.

    Online dating relieves the pressure and intimidation of traditional dating by enabling people to get to know each other in a low risk monitored environment.  If a connection is made, then it's easier to transition into a more serious relationship whatever that may be.

    There are definitely risks & rewards to this online dating thing.  Here's a hub I wrote that goes more in detail:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-choose-t … es-for-you

  7. lawrencebeach2010 profile image59
    lawrencebeach2010posted 13 years ago

    As long as you are safe and meet somewhere that is well lit, and well traveled, you are okay. I met my fiance that way!

  8. Bronson_Hub profile image60
    Bronson_Hubposted 13 years ago

    Tried it.  Loved it.  Hated it.  And despite the emotional vicissitudes and potentially duplicitous people out there, it's a great way to meet someone you have everything in common with you would have never otherwise met in your daily routine.  Have fun with it!  It's definitely more accepted than it was 10 years ago.  I exaggerate, but 10 years ago it felt like to online date we took the following precautions (again, I exaggerate): background check, 3 days surveillance from a private investigator, credit report, and surround yourself with 5 body guards at the location of your date.

  9. snowchow profile image61
    snowchowposted 6 years ago

    Online dating sites (well, honest ones anyway; some prey on lonely, desperate, and gullible men by using fake profiles of single women that are run by employees of the site; in extreme cases, like Ashley Madison, the vast majority of women’s profiles are phony) can be great ways to meet people, especially if you are shy and have trouble meeting people in person.

    There's a catch, of course. You can't just put up a profile and expect people to flock to you. When I was on luxurydatingapp.org, I was active in the forums, which is a great way to engage with people and to show other people your personality.


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