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Online Dating Basics
The advent of the internet has given rise to online dating – a great alternative for those who are either very busy or very shy. Additionally, it is a great tool that can allow you to get to know a person over the internet before meeting them in person. Not only can the internet allow you to rapidly communicate with anyone around the world, it can also be done at a low cost.
There are a lot of people that dislike online dating, but it is important to realize that there are advantages and disadvantages to this technology. One of the biggest disadvantages to online dating is that you don't truly know who you're speaking with, unless you are using a web cam. Even then, it is hard to look at things such as body language, facial expression, or tone of voice when you're dating someone online. Another problem with online dating is safety. The nightly news has been filled with stories of online sexual predators that attempt to get the attention of minors. To avoid this, parents will want to monitor the online habits of their children at all times. Once they reach the age where they can date, you will want to advise them on the best ways to safely date online.
When you decide to meet your online date in person, you should always meet in a public place, and you should always have another person present. These are the only serious disadvantages I can see to the internet. It has been said that communication is an important tool for relationships, and indeed, the internet is one of the greatest communication tools on the planet. It is fast, cheap, and interactive. In addition to this, online dating has become a multi-billion dollar industry. All the evidence shows that the critics are wrong. Online dating has become a force to be reckoned with. It is a bonanza for those who are shy or afraid of rejection.
Rejection is a common problem for people who are trying to date. Getting turned down at a club or party can be humiliating, and it may stop you from further trying to find a date. The internet allows you to contact a person by email, and if they like your photo and profile, they will respond. If they don't, they won't respond. You don't have to worry about getting your feelings hurt or being humiliated.
About the Author: Ron Zvagelsky has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2006. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of PlanJam – where you can find fun date ideas and then plan a date.