Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The "loopholes" of Internet dating.
Internet dating has its perks because you can quickly scan a profile and get a date. You get on the phone, have a brief conversation while skimming over the pictures and decide to meet up. However, it does have its drawbacks and these are some of them. A black and white picture is photo shopped and shined up to perfection and is often times not an accurate picture. Past pictures can also be misleading because it is not the present you and a younger version of you. Pictures that don't reveal the physique in the internet dating world is a big deal (especially to men). People can often times bump their ages up or down according to what they are searching for. Professions can also be embellished and made to look more accomplished then the truth. Lastly in the "what I'm look for" portion of the profile you can choose relationship, marriage or friendship and more often then not, some don't express what they are actually looking for in fear that they may not get what they want.
Internet dating is not for everyone. Personally, I think it's better to meet people more organically. Still, exposure and using different outlets is always a good idea. An open mind and throwing cynicism out the window is the best approach to internet dating. However, when I had to remove the fork and the knife from my last date several months ago, in fear of my life, I called it quits for good! :D