what are the pros and cons of online dating?

@HDHORDA4 (679)
India
June 21, 2011 2:42am CST
do you believe that we can make a good relationship with a person that we have never seen ever in face to face? do you think that online dating can find us a suitable partner?how effective is online dating if someone has to find a good life partner? how much percentage of people are getting married because they met their love ones in any other social networking sites?
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12 responses
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
Hi Hord! I applied in a paid online dating to avoid scammers... and voila! Still got nobody hahahah! Internet relationships is much more full of surprises than the reallife dating but real love can actually be found in the internet. As a plus factor, the website would include successful marriages in their homepage. Are you meditating on online dating?
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
21 Jun 11
really i got some things to learn from that !!! great!!
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
22 Jun 11
This is very true. True love can be found anywhere, and the internet is no different. Not everyone has tons of time to go around looking for relationships with people around them. Once you looked on the internet, your options are wide open, as you can meet people from all over the world, and be able to get to know them like any other person.
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
It's extremely easy to lie online so that's a con. Presenting information about yourself through online text doesn't require much effort, it only requires you to type in how you wanna be seen online and you can easily establish your mojo there. The pros of online dating would be you don't have to go out of the house to meet someone, I guess.
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
21 Jun 11
i know it is easy to lie online but you cannot hide yourself much more from other person as he or she will know your truth some way or the other
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
Yup, and that's when you betray them. You see my point?
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
22 Jun 11
No friend I want to suggest every people dont believe on online dating because you can see on the news channel at night "Wardat". If anyone got good partner on online then it means she/he is lucky person of the world. 99% fake person are there I know some boys chat by using girl name. Ya social networking sites like facebook or orkut is good if someone meet here then at least they can see their photos, education, or some other information but yahoo messenger, rediffbol, imesh is not good.
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
22 Jun 11
99% can be fake but 1 % which are true are very hard to find they are like gold mines you have to put an effort to find them
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
22 Jun 11
Personally, I think that online dating should be the last option, but it definitely should be an option. True relationships are based on spending face-to-face time together. That way, you'll know the person more deeply. But not everyone has the opportunity to find and spend fairyland-time with a dating partner. It's very idealistic to think that we all have plenty of time walking around, looking for relationships. Sometimes, online dating seems like a good option. You have the internet looking for a person that matches your personality, and you meet them to find out if they actually are for you. The system can't be perfect, but neither is actually finding a partner, with all those divorces. But I don't believe that THAT many people actually use that service. I personally don't know one single person that has used online dating, so it's not a big worry.
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
22 Jun 11
that's right dear online dating is not for everyone but it's definetaly a good option for you if you find some one good enough.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
22 Jun 11
the pros are we know both are seeking to find a relationship, it might happen of one be interested in a relationship and other is just having fun and missunderstand when they are friends and jump to something else, now online we can start exactly from where we want cons we don't know the person really well he could be a serial killer so public places are always advised, and not only in the first date, a famous case of a raper showed how he acted only in the 2nd or 3rd date so we can never be too careful the other person could pottentially be anything, it always rise the question: why he/she couldn't find love among people they know in person?
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
22 Jun 11
well that's a good explanation from your side but you know internet dating is increasing day by day and that's the fact but you just got to be aware of the person which are dating with once you know that the person is good then everythings go according to the plan
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
21 Jun 11
Online dating tends to be a crapshoot for a lot of people. I would never try something like that. In fact, actual real life dating does have more than its fair share of problems. So online dating, the problems would seem to multiple in a number of ways when you really think about it. Then again, dating is something that a lot of people are going to have more than a lot of problems with. There are just so many deceitful people out there, that are going to end up posing as something that they are not. So in the end, you never know what is going to be on the end. It could be some serial killer, using online dating sites to scope out fresh victims. It could be some scam artists looking to get a few extra dollars, by feigning interest in a relationship and getting close enough. Or the person can just be nothing like they describe in general. Online dating sites do not have a fair representation of what people are going to be like in many ways. There is just a lot of times where many people are going to be something that they are not. Just really know what you might be potentially getting yourself into before taking the plunge.
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
25 Jun 11
yes that's right we have to be very careful while dealing any person online and we should also know about the nature of a person of what kind of response he or she provides us.
@Porcospino (22386)
• Denmark
21 Jun 11
I met my husband on an online friendship/dating site, so I know from experience that it is possible to find love that way, but sometimes it takes a long time to find the right person. On online dating sites it is possible to find a person who shares your interests and your values, because you can describe those things in your profile and you can read other people's introductions before you decide if you want to contact them or not. If you meet someone in a pub or in a disco you might now have a lot in common with them and you might have very different interests or wishes. On a dating site it is possible to meet people that you wouldn't have met in real life for instanse because they don't live close to your home. The one of the disadvantages about online dating is the fact that it is very easy to lie and pretend that you are different from the way that you really are. Sometimes you chat with someone for a while or exchange emails and he or she seems like the perfect partner, but once you meet you get disappointed for instanse because the real personality is different from the online personality or because you just aren't atrracted to the person when you meet in real life.
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
21 Jun 11
well that is true that there are disadvantages but more or less it depends on our luck if you are very lucky then nothing is impossible
@watergirl (569)
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
Online dating is becoming more common nowadays. There are testimonies from friends saying they found "the one" online. I respect that. The internet is merely a medium to meet people even those miles away. But the problem with online dating is the risk of meeting malicious people. Anyone can pretend to be somebody online. The bottom line is, jerks abound offline and more so online so beware.
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
21 Jun 11
you are right awareness is manditory when we select a person as a friend.we should know correctly about him and take our time it doesn't happen overnight but slowly but gradually you can find out your mr "right" online
@youless (97009)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 11
The advantage of online dating is that you can meet many people via the net. You have more options. The disadvantage is you don't know whether their information is real or not. You need to know each other for some time in real life so that you can judge it. I love China
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
21 Jun 11
that's good if you like your country i also like india.
@gabbymg (128)
• United States
21 Jun 11
I really think it all depends on your luck. I've tried multiple dating sites and although I've met some interesting people I haven't found my match. Now, this isn't to say the sites are just wrong on who I'm being matched with, I just lose interest rather quickly. Most of the time the guys on there just give you one worded replies and after a bit that gets exhausting. I went on a few dates with some guys that I talked to on these sites and I never got past a first date. The guys were all after one thing and for me I just wasn't up for that. Dating sites are really a hit or miss thing, my best friend found her boyfriend of almost a year on one and she really connects with him. So honestly, you don't know for sure about dating sites until you give it a fair shot.
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
21 Jun 11
i think you are right luck plays an important part in that but sometimes you win and sometimes you lose but alternatively we learn from our mistakes and correct it
@nemrac12 (388)
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
Hello my lotters, i dont go for online dating. You are not sure if that person is good or bad. If being a friend only , why not? INternet searching is one of the in demand tool for searching or gaining friends. We can make good relationship to a person even you never seen them. But looking for a lifetime partner, i prefer the usual way. Acquaintance and getting to know each other personally of face to face.
@HDHORDA4 (679)
• India
21 Jun 11
i believe that's a fact i think making online friends is good then online dating i guess
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
It's extremely easy to lie online so that's a con. Presenting information about yourself through online text doesn't require much effort, it only requires you to type in how you wanna be seen online and you can easily establish your mojo there. The pros of online dating would be you don't have to go out of the house to meet someone, I guess.