Today, a good number of men and women in the world find it easier to look for partners in any part of the world through the online route at the websites. This enables several men and women to make a date and fulfill their goals as per what drives them to the act of dating online. The process is enhanced through computer transmitted words and the uploading of picture by the interested individuals in different created sites like sites specified by religion ,race and any other characteristic that defines the person. However, there’s no assurance on who is on the other screen, users may chat and even set up meetings with their new partners. So many people do have a narrow thought about the online dating (Couch et al, 2008). However, online dating is progressively moving to achieve a different goal that people have not come to realize. The truth about this claim and what is opposed to it is discussed as follows.
The online dating is a practice that has come about recently among the people due to access to the internet (Gackenbach & Jayne, 2011). The access to the internet was not purposed originally to date men and women but people did access the internet for various reasons such as running business, making advertisement among other reasons. The ability to communicate with individuals who are at a quite distance from you in a very short time period means that ideas will be exchanged very first between the two individuals. Nevertheless, the character of doing things...
online led to the thought of trying to make friendships as men and women and indulge in other serious issues as concerns men and women. The online dating therefore came to find its route from here.
The first claim that comes out significantly is that online websites has just become a good place to meet people and make friends. In the recent past, in most parts of the world, online dating was taken as a poor way to invoke for a relationship among different people. Most people, according to Couch et al (2008), took it as a very illegal and unacceptable to meet someone you have never seen in your life as the people who use it tend not to show the reality about themselves at the beginning an issue which later broods to a number of problems. And this idea came strongly to oppose the online dating. The research about the claim reveals that people have totally change their attitude about online dating and they have come to accept and use it as any other normal way of dating. So many people have also presented testimonies to prove that it is just as effective as any other dating method. This is highly based to those who ‘successfully’ find new mates online after a certain period of knowing each other through communications and even exchange of pictures for their dating to thrive (Toma et al, 2008)
Also, when one considers the traffic that has been introduced into online dating today, it tends to hit about eighty percent among the people of age group twenty to thirt
(Toma et al, 2008). This is due to the reason that most men and women at these age bracket are still single and still to most of the college students, online dating provides them with an opportunity to be in contact with the society. There exist a smaller percentage of older people who also find themselves contented with dating online because they become more introverted and sometimes show a tendency of shying behind the screen of a computer and the façade of dating website while being too nervous to have physical interactions with others (Valkenburg, 2007). Online dating might have been brought about by majorly marriage breakages, death, need to adventure mostly in new areas or even those who like multitasking in the field of marriage. However, in opposing this claim, the young people still have the chance to ensure that they utilize the opportunity they get with their fellow age mates, make the appropriate interactions needed. At this point, if the thought of dating comes to a young person, he or she is bound to make the best choice in life. This is also a way to alleviate future problems among the spouse because they are able to have fruitful courtship sessions.
Besides, a greater percentage of people who date online give the message that they have had an opportunity to meet with those whom they date online. The idea is, however, presented with a lot of sympathy because it is quite a challenging task to organize and enable one meet the partner with whom he or she meets online because some are still married individual who still do it for fun (Hancock & Toma (2009). On the same note, there are about twenty seven percent of people who do date online, but do not make it at all to meet the people they date online. This is believed to be as a result of the uncalculated dating where one does not take into account the geographical location alongside the financial capabilities of such individual.
Ellison et al (2006) claim that the online daters have in one way or the other ensured that they make the best profile through updating nice pictures even some of which are not their own for their sites to upgrade their chances of winning people who may be in the interest of dating them. They look for support to ensure they get the best as far as winning the viewers to accept their request as the best. Research shows that the ladies do this best in larger percentage of about thirty to meet this goal. Men do also indulge in this belief but at a smaller percentage.
Most people who are in marriages in many parts of the world say they met their spouse without dating online and their marriages are highly successful because they have known each other well. Ellison et al (2006) assert that the people who fall under this category hit about eighty percent as opposed to the twenty percent who say they met their spouse online. There is marked difficulty when trying to meet someone who you are separated with by several miles