I never thought of it this way...but this article zoobat.com » Online Dating is for Losers… is a very logical approach to why online dating is so popular these days.
Waffle-Sprocket is broke
24th November 2003
IMHO i think anybody who needs to use online dating to talk to people needs to seriously get out more. Make some new friends and enjoy themselves.
BF2 Files Staff
25th October 2004
I would think so yes. Unless your desperate.
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6th April 2000
Eh, honestly there are some valid reasons why online dating is easier for some people. Mainly the workaholics or those with careers that doesn't allow them much free time. There are jobs like that, and I can see how online dating would be beneficial to them. Now, as an alternative to just going out with friends and finding someone.. no. I'm not seeing the reason behind that.
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Night Life Minister
7th May 2003
Online dating. I have a strange relation with technology. I love it because communications (and production are made a lot easier and quicker) and I hate it because in some cases (see the internet) the human touch has been taken away. If this was a forum as the real word intends it would be great. Imagine everyone gathered in a square (forum) talking about everything and nothing. Everyone has its own "vibration", something described by the character, that only vis-a-vis or using a certain voice can be sent and recived between the two talkers. This cannot be understood through the internet or messages in general. Call me nostalgic. I love the human thouch, I love to see the smile on her face of someone when I meet her, I love to feel the vibrations I tried to explain above. Plus when you are online you think to have all the time in the world to decide. When you are dating dating everything is immediate, to every action there is a consequence that will not arrive the next time you log in, it will arrive one second later. Time. Time is a concept created by society. Be your own time. In two words: forget time. You have to get up early to get to work? Get out the night and when you get home (if you get home) pretend you slept for several hours. Time is not an excuse. Online dating, to me, is just a solution for all the sociopathic individuals with an internet connection.
Revenge was here.
25th April 2007
"the human touch has been taken away" I agree with that, too many online communications instead of real dating
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
Yes, It is.
If you want to meet somebody to have a relationship with, actually go out and meet people instead of sitting behind a computer screen all day.
Yay for cotton mouth!
10th March 2006
Well, my friend's mom met a German boyfriend on Final Fantasy XI. Yeah, we give him shit. It's actually really weird. He comes to stay for weeks at a time then goes back to Germany.
Adeptus Moderatus We purge with chain and bolter
22nd May 2005
I've had a convo with a german just minutes ago, who was trying to get a date from me. Seeing as I had the exact same thing 2 weeks ago and answered I was male that time, I've decided to fool around and see where it gets if I tell him I'm a girl. Ought to get funny :D
As for online dating, there are two types of online daters. Those who can't find a relationship trough normal means. And those who don't have the time or the oportunity to fid a partner in the normal way. Like n0e said, they don't have to losers, though some (perhaps a lot of them are)