The Benefits Of Online Dating Essay

1108 Words Nov 10th, 2015 null Page
Online dating is currently a rising trend in society. Many individuals are choosing to build relationships through the internet, rather than investing in personal interactions. Many people try dating over the internet because of the convenience it gives them and their curiosity. While there are some benefits to online dating, there are also some risks in which one should be aware. Dan Slater’s claim that dating online is better than dating in person in his article “A Million First Dates” is flawed because of the ineffective matching process, safety concerns, and lack of development of social skills.
Dan Slater’s opinion of the effectiveness of online dating is flawed because of the ineffective matching process. Often, a couple is matched based on a variety of features they claim to have when filling out a form on the dating website, rather than through personal connections. Such features include many aspects of compatibility, like desired children, physical location, race, politics, and religion, but do not include perceived personality traits. Although these questions may help online daters get to know each other, the answers they provide could be false or too vague to determine a solid match. There are no real interactions online, getting to know a potential mate in person is preferred by most and has proven to be more effective because both parties can physically see how well the couple seeking to go on a date will be compatible. In the article “What Are the Real and…

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