Find a Mate Online? Is Nothing Left to the Real World?

How can it be that these days, pretty much everything is left to the Internet.  I mean of course there are incredible benefits to doing things online and we are living in very much a virtual world, but does dating need to be too?  Well, these days, given that so much of our lives is conducted on a keyboard, it seems like it’s actually a really good way of at least “meeting” someone.  And it looks like it works too.  But since there are so many online dating sites out there, how does one work out which one to use?

A recent study discussed this matter and found that what was important to many people was protection and privacy policies and according to eHarmony, that is exactly what their clients will get.  As well, it commits to “supplying greatest policy for a lady when dating so that they can block individuals with whom they do not desire to talk any longer.”

In my firm opinion, it seems that there really is nothing wrong with online dating as long as it is just used for the initial introduction.  Also, one should be careful about it.  For women, do not give out any personal information:  just a first name and then arrange a meeting place.  Do not tell them where you live or give out your number before the initial meeting.

At the end of the day one of the most important things to realize about online dating is that it is just that – it’s online.  So use it to find an introduction but after that either create a real relationship or ditch the person; do not try to attempt to establish a relationship on line.  Be careful about finding out about the site’s policy on privacy and thereafter make sure you take the necessary actions to avoid giving out too much information.  If you do all of that then it really is pretty similar to regular dating; just use a bit of common sense.

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James Fishman has been involved in the world of online magazines for more than 15 years. He helped launch Sunstone Online and continues to improve the magazine as site editor and administrator. His writing focuses primarily business and technology. To be in touch with James, feel free to contact him at james[at]sunstoneonline.com.

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