To compare with the people who date traditionally, people who date online are active to choose their dream man or woman by browsing the others profiles (9).... Conventional dating usually involves you having met the person and having the same ideas/activities and having a good but general picture of who the person is leaving no surprises, unlike online dating that might have you thinking that your hooking up with a supermodel but you ending up with a Martha Stewart look-alike.Another area that puts conventional dating at the top is that sometimes opposites really do attract.
In the past, people used matchmaking, arranged marriages and printed personal ads.
With the rapid technology advancement, there are alternative methods - online dating sites and smart phone dating apps.
This article clarifies issues surrounding the phenomenon of Internet dating.
These issues will be examined in a review of present literature referencing Internet dating.
The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples.
Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.Increasingly, human interactions are being communicated by means of electronic, Internet-based medias.Readily available programs and websites facilitate easy transference of messages, thus rendering space and time irrelevant.The technology of using a computer to bring humans together was promoted as "scientific" and the use of the computer for this purpose rapidly gained popularity in the United States and Germany (Hardey, 2002, p571).The rapid expansion of single person households, especially among professional classes who are most likely to have Internet access in their homes, provides a context for this phenomenon.Internet dating itself can be characterized by a "seamless movement between reading descriptions, writing responses, and exchanging messages.