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Online Dating Vs. Meet and Greet

Uploaded by carmcca28 on Mar 29, 2006

Online Dating vs. Meet & Greet
Imagine walking down a crowded street in Manhattan during the lunchtime rush hour. Millions of men and women fill the streets. Some are married, divorced, in long or short-term relationships, and some are single. In fact, over half are single. So how does one tell, who is, and who is not? In addition, if they are able to single handedly point them out, do they have the nerve to approach them, and ask them out on a date? Not usually, and even if they did conjure up the nerve, the lunch hour would be over by the time they acted upon it. Millions of single people in today’s society face this dilemma because according to the web page sponsored by Media Wiley, “traditional dating has become fundamentally random” (15). Is there a safe alternative to traditional dating? Many would say, “Yes” that the modern style of online dating or, virtual dating has become a very safe and effective alternative to the traditional dating style; however, millions of people would argue the fact. Is online dating a safe alternative, or should people continue to stick with the traditional way of meeting potential partners in person? Truth is, online dating is a very safe alternative to traditional dating.
Online dating has become one of the fastest growing alternatives to the traditional style of dating; in fact, “The numbers of people reported dating online in North America ranges from 10 to 30 million” (Silverstein 20).

Many people choose to use online dating to their advantage because of the many wonderful benefits that accompany it; however, many people argue that online dating is very dangerous. This may be true, yet no matter whether two people connect online, or in person, any given situation that involves meeting a stranger could be very dangerous. In fact, everyone needs to be cautious when it comes to meeting new people. Online dating, however, allows people to interact with other people anonymously, which is a lot safer than traditional dating. With online dating, a person never has to reveal their identity, what kind of car they drive, what things they like to do, or what places they frequent the most. Unlike traditional dating, this information does not have to become the topic of discussion.
In addition, unlike traditional dating, online dating allows people to screen millions of available candidates, who meet their search criteria. They also...

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Uploaded by:   carmcca28

Date:   03/29/2006

Category:   English

Length:   4 pages (983 words)

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