happy cow dating - Dating online consequences

Theres no way there can be a strong bond of trust in these types of relationships until the initial face to face meeting because so many people lie about their life off of the internet.

Joe Schwartz believes that people cannot trust each other in a relationship until time has proved that person reliable (Schwartz 124).

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If someone exaggerates who they are in a profile they are not being honest and any relationship that stems from that will lack complete trust and honesty because of these small lies.

For example, if I lied and said that I was tall and blonde in my profile I would question the validity of others profiles because I lied in my own; if I lied about who I was, Im sure that other people lie a well.

While this may sound a bit superficial at first, Internet dating actually takes the whole "meat market" aspect out of the dating process because it allows you to weed out the players. Shop around until you find one that best suits your particular needs.

With so many online dating services out there, picking one can be difficult. Narrow your search by looking at services that specialize in matching people with similar interests.

Sherry Turkle, Sociology of Science professor at MIT, believes that this new age of communication provokes people to create another aspect of them to portray online.

The woman in the quote above admits that the personality that she portrays online isnt a complete lie, but just an embellishment of her positive attributes combined with a few attributes that she wishes she had.

Online dating services provide chat rooms that allow you to get to know someone before you exchange photos or phone numbers.

In addition, most sites allow the user to place a photo along with a personal ad, and some even have audio capability so you can listen to your potential soul mate's voice.

For example, when filling out a profile for an online dating service most daters will exaggerate their positive attributes to make them more dateable (just as the woman above did).

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