What Are Online Dating?

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What is online dating? How can you be sure that the person on the other side of the computer is telling the truth about their everyday life? Sometimes we see someone online and even though they meet everything we are looking for, they might not always turn out to be who they really are. I believe that online dating is not a good way to meet someone simply because of the amount of times people lie about their profile. This has become a reoccurring problem with online dating. They made a show called catfish, the show takes online couples and brings them together to meet for the first time. Every time I have watched the show the person they meet is never who they thought they would be. When these two people met each other they always walk…show more content…
I believe that this form of dating is becoming more popular with my generation because we are all so use to being on our phones we feel like it is easier to talk to someone without meeting them in person. Although with this I am beginning to notice some online dating websites geared more towards older people. This shows just how popular online dating has become. On foxnews.com it says, “Unlike singles in the '70s, who cruised bars and discos and risked looking for love in all the wrong places, tens of millions of singles each day join and log on to online dating sites with the belief that their efforts to find love and companionship are safe and secure.” This shows that people now days are more likely to log on to a website to find someone they like rather than going out and actually meeting them. The website also explains how a 40-year-old mother of three went missing after going on a date with someone she met online. They said that she went out with a man for dinner and never made it there. This shows how dangerous it is to meet someone online because you never know if the person you’re about to meet is dangerous or not. Bruce Anderson, director of Cyber Intelligence and Investigations says, “You should always do a background check on the person that you are dating,” Anderson told FoxNews.com. “You should consider hiring a private investigator to run a background check and criminal check on the person, as well as a deep dive (OSINT) Open Source

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