‘I thought I might make a social experiment out of the process by dating a different person each night for a week. I deleted my account a few days later.’ Her rather unusual date may have had a happy ending but, she adds, ‘a little common sense and gut intuition goes a long way when it comes to the internet – especially if you plan on travelling to the other side of the world together.’ Student Jessica Moore recently created the site as part of a thesis demonstrating her design skills.
‘With the casual nature of sites like Match.com, and Plentyof Fish.com, people are willing to talk about their experiences,’ she says.
The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.
Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.
But is this a positive development or something to be concerned about?
Is online dating making the world better and dating more effective, or is something important being lost or sacrificed as a result?