The Lowdown on Online Dating

Bet your grandma didn’t know about online dating until now! Online dating is now one of the most prolific dating medium, which beats even SMS/text dating and video dating services. Considering that internet connections, personal computers and laptops are now internationally used, it’s one of the best ways of getting to know and, hopefully, courting someone special.

The Advantages:

One of the greatest advantages of online dating is that, in most cases, you don’t have to have movie star looks to talk to someone. After all, there’s a choice between using a webcam and just chatting. Insecure and shy people can get to know a person through words, and thoughts and not just looks. It allows the person to be free with their thought flows, reasoning and sharing without having to deal with people killing all chances you might have in “snagging” a partner just because you’re not wearing signature jeans. Emotions and mental connections through online dating can be reinforced to the point where physical deficiencies do not matter as much as the relationship itself.

Another advantage is that most people who do not have enough funds to go to fancy restaurants or pubs can still have a date online. Distance will not matter (who cares if she’s an African princess, as long as she’s online) because that chat room is your table for two, and the webcam let’s you see each other just fine.

The Disadvantages

Online dating has one of the highest cases of fraud and cybercrimes among all dating mediums and categories. There have been many cases of meet-ups between these online daters that would end in one crime or another. Though there are also a good number of exceptions to this rule, and have their own happily-ever-after endings, it still pays to be safe. Always make sure you have all correct personal details of your chat date before you meet him or her. Otherwise, stay online or don’t even meet through web at all.