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Article Title: Dating Online: Now An Accepted Part Of American
Author: Julie Peterson
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Dating Online Makes Dating Services Acceptable
It used to be that people would hide the fact that they were
using a dating service. While dating services have been accepted
in Europe for some time, America has lagged in this regard. The
internet has changed all that since online dating is a lot
better than the voice/newspaper dating of the past. You now get
a lot more information about someone before you actually take
that scary step of the first date.
Dating online is incredibly convenient for those who wish to
gain the benefits of a dating service. Because it's online,
users are able to browse thousands of member profiles without
even leaving the comfort of their homes. And the practice is
becoming increasingly acceptable; instead of being taboo, dating
online is starting to be viewed simply as another way to meet
eligible single people. It's safe and even fun, allowing users
to get to know each other slowly and carefully before sticking
their feet too far in the water.
What Online Dating Involves
Generally, dating online involves the creation of users'
profiles, which include such information as gender, age,
location, etc. Biographies, extensive or not, and photos and
even videos, if desired, can make up users' profiles, which are
the first contact that users will have with one another. Other
users are able to search through this information based on
criteria that matter to them, and narrow down their options
accordingly. Some online dating sites offer their own systems of
instant messaging and video calling, although not all do.
The Benefits of Dating Online
The popularity of dating online is growing steadily, showing
not only that it's effective, but that there are benefits to the
practice. Compared to the old way of classifieds, for example,
dating online allows users to maintain a greater degree of
personal space before becoming involved with one another. Users
who are interested in each other can find out a lot about each
other before they even make contact. Then they can take it
slowly if they wish, by using the computer to communicate
through emails, instant messages, etc. In this way, users can
become more and more comfortable with one another before taking
the step of spending time together in person.
Such getting to know each other makes online dating not only
convenient, but also for the most part safe and hassle-free.
Allowing users to get into contact with people they wouldn't
otherwise meet in daily life, the safe distance that the
internet provides helps to weed out unconscionable users. In
this way, there isn't the risk of a compromised identity or
unnecessary embarrassment if the relationship is not worth going
forward with. And for the most part, the chances of success in
dating online are high because a majority of the others using
the services are people just like you, hoping to meet someone
who could turn out to be their ideal match. More and more, it
seems, people are actually finding true love through dating
Dating Online Doesn't Only Have to be for Romance
Dating online is a significant component of the internet world,
and connects people based on all sorts of similarities or shared
interests, even beyond romantic ones. For instance, many people
enjoy using the internet to connect with new friends and
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