The concept of online dating is pretty tricky. The concept of dating is complicated enough, and when social media, hosting websites and screen names gets added to it, the result is system of extremely personal communication with privacy safeguards similar to those of a Saran-Wrap changing booth.
Dating: 50 years ago, dating was a phase in a process that started with boys pulling girl’s pig tails and moved towards lifelong marriages. At least that was the ideal.
Modern society has largely changed its purpose for dating; instead of dating being a means to an end it has become an end in and of itself. This just means that people tend to date without an eye for commitments and date just to have fun dating.
With this new way of dating, many couples have longer “courtships” that do surprisingly little to prepare them for a lifelong marriage. There is strong evidence that people look at the dating scene differently.
If dating were in preparation for marriage, couples wouldn’t spend ten years in a relationship and then get divorced after one year of marriage. It’s like the life of a perpetual college student who takes classes for years but is in no way prepared to enter the workforce.
Online: Online dating is basically a concept that represents a tool. That tool which can be used as a social medium. There are a countless ways that individuals can interact with each other by using the internet, and online dating doesn’t necessarily have to involve online dating websites or social media sites with dating applications.
Online Dating: When the current dating mindset is combined with technology that allows any individual to be a (photo-shopped) social butterfly, the result is… well, online dating. Online dating exists, and people who stoop to online dating are usually thrilled to be matched and paired, for a short time, with other people who have stooped to online dating.