Essay on Online Dating On The Line

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Love on the Line

Every day a person can be exposed to hundreds of online dating advertisements, or a coworker divulges how she met her partner on this amazing site. A simple internet search for online dating can produce hundreds of sites in just seconds. The popularity for online dating meets the need of today’s society for convenience. With just a few clicks of a mouse, witty phrases, and the perfect photo a computer will analyze potential matches. Simple, quick, and with minimal effort, someone is ready to start dating. While some have had great success, online dating can be quite dangerous. There is a reality based TV show that details truth and lies of online dating called “Catfish”. Most of these episodes are funny and entertaining but at the cost of someone’s humiliation. The show does not, however, detail how dangerous this can potentially be. On these sites, it is very easy to create a phony persona and depict themselves as an entirely different type of person than they really are with just a few clicks of a mouse. Most often these types of people are self-conscious and feel they need to express themselves in a different light to be accepted and loved. However, they are not the only types that lie about who they really are and are in this for opposite reasons. There are countless stories of people who have been scammed out of money or suffered public humiliation at the expense of someone who was fake. They use a person’s trust to gain as much information and use…

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