If you are single, in a monogamous relationship, polyamourous, open, or seeking an affair, most likely there is a website available for your dating needs. population uses online dating sites or apps and that number will continue to increase (Smith A. Now we can pick and choose from a pool of people and the excitement of scrolling through profiles generates an addictive quality in us. Activation and expression of the ‘true self’ on the Internet. Online dating bridges the gap so that users can experience instant gratification while almost guaranteeing that they will be able to talk to someone who fits their needs. Dating sites are great, 1 in 10 Americans say they met their spouse or committed partner online (Smith A. I know many people (including myself) who have met their partners online and personally find it to be a favorable choice. Yes, I can see the argument that it is easier to ‘pretend’ and falsify your identity online as there is no face-to-face interactions taking place and you can’t see the person opposite side of the computer, but then most of the computers have web cameras and if the person is really interested in you they will not mind talking and interacting with you that way.
The biggest issue surrounding online dating clearly exists around the deception online, but in my opinion it is not only online you can be deceived by people.The beauty of online dating is the variety, how anonymous it is and the freedom that it affords but these same attributes are what make it dangerous.To have a great online relationship the advantages you enjoy because of your special circumstances need to far out-weigh the disadvantage and now that you know the dangers you can take steps to minimize them.One of the greatest advantages of online dating is the variety that is available at your fingertips.There are sites catering to every taste and persuasion and you can specifically search for the type of relationship and man that you want.
It is so much less threatening if he turns you down online compared to when he turns you down face-to-face. The conversation flows so much more easily with an online relationship as opposed to face-to-face dating.