Online Dating Services Are Wonderful Way to Meet Compatible Potential Partners

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* Online Dating Services Are Wonderful Way To Meet Compatible Potential Partners * Adam Ali, Bob Crawford * CISC 497 - 002 * The rapid advancement of the Internet and the thousands of online dating websites is changing the way we seek out potential mates. Instead of heading down to the local bar or nightclub in hopes of finding that special someone, more people are at home, meticulously constructing descriptive verses of themselves for their online dating profile. Some of the biggest issues that compel us to shy away from approaching someone in a bar or a nightclub are completely eliminated in the virtual world of online dating. It is for this reason that I believe that online dating services offer an unparalleled opportunity…show more content…
The ease of which individuals can access the Internet from virtually anywhere at any time means that they can be mate hunting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Despite the aforementioned ethical issues, I believe that the high success rate of online dating sites should preclude small fibs and exaggerations in online profiles. The online dating industry will continue to grow for years to come as it is still only in its infancy and has not yet come close to reaching its full potential. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * References
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