Online Dating – Emergence of New Era of Dating
In the present-day world everything is done online, from ordering food to shopping to even dating. There was a time when brides only saw the faces of their bridegrooms while tying the knot. From there, our society has evolved and now couples know each little thing about their partners even before seeing each other. Since the advent of Internet, online dating has created a revolution.
When the first dating site, Match.com, was introduced in 1995, people had raised social concerns on its impacts on relationships and society. However, now one third of the marriages take place through online sites.
Online dating refers to finding partners of preferred sex through an online platform. The users create a profile mentioning their details and interests, and this profile becomes visible to other members. It has opened a new way of beginning relationships.
We all have the curiosity of experimenting something extraordinary. People love to make more friends in the virtual world rather than in real life.Of course, it is delightful in the beginning. But later, it poses a few threats to our personality and habits.
Now let us look at the Pros and Betterment of dating through onlinesites.
- Inter-racial marriage
The relationships which were prior obstructed by social norms likerace and caste, with the emergence of ‘online dating’, people are able to go beyond these and find their ‘one forever’. Especially, for homosexuals it is by far the best means to meet their partners. Researchers Ortega and Philip Hergovich hadconducted a study which showed that the percentage of interracial mariages has gone up due to this.
- Right to Choose
The internet provides an opportunity to meet up with people from different spheres of the world, which hitherto wouldn’t have been possible. Furthermore, there are extra chances of finding someone with similar taste as yours or else completely different from your type. In short, ‘online dating’ enables to broaden the scope of dating possibilities.
- Save Money
The dating apps let you create a profile at minimum or no cost. So, your dating venture requires not much money and still you can find millions of people from different backgrounds and different interests just on your finger tip. Therefore, the dating sites have made the communication for couples faster, easier and cheaper.
The so-called hook-up sites like Tinder and Bumble have developed a ‘swipe culture’ in the dating world. These applications let you swipe through the profiles (swipe left to dislike, swipe right to like) and choose the interested profile. Basically, you choose a person based on their looks and a couple of facts maybe. Somehow, this swiping system doesn’t seem to be a serious relationship process.
- Dearth of Interpersonal relationships
Growing technological developments and usage of social media has made people rely less on face to face communications, which I believe is a very important factor in character building. Nowadays, most of us prefer texting rather than phone calls. Social media has diminished the tiny, genuine pleasures of dating.
- Fabricated Image
We all are aware about how people make use of Internet to pretend someone they are not. And this happens a lot on dating apps. The users give false information to get a good impression. ‘Trust’ which is the basis of any relationship goes missing when it comes to dating online.
Well, like any other thing on earth, online dating too has its negative and positive sides. When participating and sharing information in dating apps, you must be cautious. Finally, it is our decision to choose wisely. There are many successful marriages that took place due to these dating apps. So, if you are looking for a partner, online or not, wish you good luck.