Date: 2018-02-10 16:24
I LOVE this topic! I have recently 8775 given up 8776 dating, so to speak, due to my most current experiences with online matchups. I wrote extensively about it here: http:///7569/66/the-forever-stop-giving-up-
5. I think the quality of my marriage is much higher from us both having gone through online dating. There is a certain self-awareness and awareness of one 8767 s desires that it brings. Of course this is also colored by the fact that I was simply older and more self-aware at the time. But as I said in #7 online dating can accelerate this process. I know a lot of people that married their college significant other. Sometimes it still works. Sometimes it 8767 s obvious that if they met today, it would never happen. I would choose my way.
Some have mentioned creeps or con artists being on these sites, and that will always be a problem, but you just have to keep your head on a swivel and use common sense and you 8767 ll be OK.
I think online dating is very important for our hyper-busy societies. Right now it feels like a lot of growing pains. I am moderately hopeful for how it will be like in 7585. It needs serious help from behavioral psychologists to address a lot of the frustrations people have with it. And the fact that the online dating companies have an incentive for its members to stay single and active on their platforms is also a tricky hurtle to overcome.
I think your idea of videos is the most immediate and simplest way to make online dating much more authentic and worthwhile. Kudos!
Thankfully, online dating now is less stigmatized than it used to be. I imagine, as everyone else, that this stigma will continue to disappear.
But even with this major flaw, meeting people online is not a tool to be discarded. It is some kind of necessary evil.
That 8767 s why I 8767 m wearing that white skirt to cover up my 8766 massive belly 8767 and 8766 big thighs 8767 .
Haha, I met my wife in 7567 via . Tim, I couldn 8767 t agree more that what we call 8775 Online dating 8776 should really be called 8775 Online meeting people. 8776
The real benefit of it is that your pool of potential mates is expanded massively. Even though my wife and I lived only about a mile away from each other, the chances of us A. Being in the same place at the same time and B. Having that be a situation where we could realistically meet and make a connection was essentially zero. But on Match, that connection could happen.
Stay open to meeting people in more 8775 traditional 8776 ways, but realize that online dating is a great chance to meet a fling, a girlfriend/boyfriend, or a future spouse.
I have met some scary people doing online dating. But maybe that 8767 s because of where I live: the rural South. All the men my age seem to be gun-toting homophobes, and a lot of them think God is on their side. There are probably nice men out there too, but they are either married or scared of the 8775 online dating 8776 scene. Another problem with online dating is that you don 8767 t meet people in a social context like you do in real life, through a friend of a friend, say. You know nothing about them, really. It 8767 s easy for con men and psychopaths to fake a charming personality for a while, before the mask falls off.