The Negative Outcomes of Online Dating Essay

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Online Dating is defined as “the practice of searching for a romantic or sexual partner on the internet, typically via a dedicated website” (Oxford). In 2012, there were an estimated 1500 different dating websites in the United States and thousands more around the world. The most common dating websites are Match.com, Adultfriendfinder.com, christianmingle.com, Zoosk.com, and eHarmony.com. There are others depending on the user’s interests such as Cams.com is for those who like to communicate by camera, Gay.com is for those interested in other gay singles, Blacksingle.com is for those interested in other black singles and Seniorpeoplemeet.com is for the older person who is looking for that particular other in their age range. All dating…show more content…
Nowadays people are meeting the same way but with a twist. More people are using the internet as a way to put themselves out there to see what they can reel in. Dating sites are presently one of the most popular ways of meeting singles. There are many different types of dating sites, choosing the right one just depends on the person’s interest. There are formal dating sites where what the person wants is a serious relationship, marriage, or just a good time. There are also websites that tend to be a bit more intimate. These intimate websites are for people looking for like-minded adults with sexy photos, seeking affairs, discrete relationships, shared sexual fetish and sexual encounters. Usually once the person has found what dating site they want to use, they person starts off by creating a profile, after that they design their profile by inputting information about themselves, post pictures, biography, interests, likes and dislikes, and what type of partner they are seeking. The users fill out these in depth questionnaires, some ask about 300 questions and some websites also track what users do online in order to create a more accurate picture of their preferences. Also some of these dating sites are free and others the users have to pay. Some might say it makes it simpler or a bit more difficult to find their partner. These sites use a complex algorithm to help in the performance of
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