Online Dating: The New Way To Date

By: Steve Cancel
In the past couple of years, people have been meeting each other through this lovely place called the internet. It is called online dating, and chances are you or someone you know has met someone through an online dating service.

In 2004, Americans spent over 469 million dollars on online dating services. These people didn't like dating the old fashioned way and looked to the internet to help fulfill their romantic wants and needs.

Online dating, in general, is pretty darned simple. All you would have to do is fill in your interests and match up with people that have similar interests that you do. You would then strike up conversation with each other over the web and decide if this person is worth meeting.

There are many online dating websites that all do things a little different from the others.

Some sites, like the one explained above, use a detailed matching system. Others give you the option of writing a small biography on yourself and allow other members to browse by locations and interests. Some more expressive online dating sites have webcam use and options to post pictures and write day to day blogs.

Online dating is a way to meet people with out that awkward back and forth questioning that many of us would rather avoid. Seeing that you already know each others interests, making conversation with someone you met online is easy and less demanding.

The massive business of online dating has even been the subject of mainstream movies like You've Got Mail, starring Hollywood heavyweights Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The two meet online and find love through their interests and conversation with out even knowing who each other are.

Finding a mate online has made rejection almost a thing of the past. With all the people online looking for love, it is hard to not find someone to connect to. The thing about looking online for people and not choosing them doesn't hurt you or the person because both of you will never know each other since you don't match.

In 2002, a Wired magazine article said that, "Twenty years from now, the idea that someone looking for love without looking for it online will be silly." This alone forecasts a strong future for the world of online dating services and since the community has grown at an incredible rate.

With some patience and a good personality, anyone can find love on the internet because there is always someone for you.

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