Paper on online dating
Read the Full Text Many of us enter the dating pool looking for that special someone, but finding a romantic partner can be difficult. Dating sites provide access to more potential partners than do traditional dating methods, but the act of browsing and comparing large numbers of profiles can lead individuals to commoditize potential partners and can reduce their willingness to commit to any one person.
With the rise of the digital age, it is no surprise that people have flocked to the Internet as a way to take control of their dating lives and find their “soul-mate.” But is online dating essentially different than conventional dating, and does it promote better romantic outcomes? Communicating online can foster intimacy and affection between strangers, but it can also lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment when potential partners meet in real life.
As communities in the United States become more diverse, it is more difficult for people to identify potential partners that meet their specific desires.
In the past, smaller communities where most people shared similar values, world views, and religions, daters could assume that the people they met would share characteristics that were significant to their own. Nevertheless, many people still prefer to date others who share things as personal as their religion and values, to seemingly less important traits such as vegetarianism or a love for animals.
They make worse matches than just using a random site.
That’s because their matching criteria are hardly scientific, as far as romance goes.
I met a few potential love interests online and I never paid for any matching service!
Last November 2013 I saw his profile on a dating site.
My husband had died four years ago and his wife died 11 years ago. I questioned him about his continued online search as I had access to his username.
When one determines the traits that are significant in a potential partner, then comes the difficult task of targeting and finding such a person.