Online Matchmaking Research Paper

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Over the last few decades, Online Matchmaking websites have been booming all over the world. Matchmaking websites have been matching singles and divorced couples, making it easier for people to find their true soulmate. Although online dating is making a rise all over the world, divorce rates are also on the rise all over the world. Back decades ago, divorcing wasn’t a common thing. Families usually stayed together rather than splitting apart. In 1960 studies showed that the divorce rate was higher than it had been in 1940. “Public Opinion is swinging back more toward restrictive divorce laws. (Support for tougher laws is strong among young adults, many of whom directly felt the consequences of divorce as children.) (Galston, Summer 1996)” …show more content…
With all the technology we have in today’s environment you have to be a lot more Keene and smart about what you are doing on the internet. There is a lot of catfishing on the internet. Catfish meaning to lure (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona. Even today they have a show called “Catfishing the series’,” on MTV, where couples have been talking online but have not met yet and almost every single one of the couples that meet up seem to be lied to, or Catfished. Nether less, Trying to find your match online may be difficult because you don’t get that face-to-face interaction as you would in person. The communication in an online relationship may lack. Others can Photoshop their pictures making them look skinner, taller, or even different with all the different tools you have to work with in Photoshop. It has been shown that people online misrepresent their appearance. 20% admit to online deception and 13% of online users are males that are currently married. (King, Aimee E, Austin-Oden, Deena, Lohr, Jeffrey M, Skeptic (Altadena, CA)) Trying to form a relationship online may minimize proximity and the likelihood of a meaningful relationship. Although there’s a lot of cons of trying to be in a relationship online, there also can be …show more content…
Filling out an online profile of your personal interests in life might help you match with somebody whom might enjoy the same things as you. There’s many online dating websites who may offer “personality tests” to help one-being match up with another. Online sites also allow singles to disclose only what they choose about themselves. If they have a past with drugs, bankruptcy, or divorce, nobody needs to know. The anonymity keeps things on the low for the others too, that way if an online match breaks up, nobody knows about that either. Also, online dating doesn’t really offer much commitment or time getting to know somebody. You can match will a hand full of people and get to know them at one time. Although, The Internet Matchmaking websites have been given a nickname as the “Casual Sex Revolution.” Due too many online websites, or applications for android and iPhone, Tinder, Grindr, zoosk, ihookup, Okcupid, and many more. In today’s society, not many people want to settle down and start a family. More and more people are just looking for a “Hookup” and nothing more than that. Last but not least is the Dissolution of Online dating. Dissolution will occur when a relationship does not meet an expected ideal, when little is invested into a relationship, and when there are few barriers to breaking up.” Online relationships are more prone for dissolution

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