Trying to decide whether to delve into online dating? There is no doubt that the advances in technology in the last 20 years have changed society and culture.
We live in a world today that would have been impossible to foresee less than a half century ago, and many of these changes have been wrought by computers and connectivity.
Now it's all under your control and at your fingertips.
You've probably seen the commercials for popular online dating sites that claim they can help you find your "perfect match." It sounds great.
One of the areas of our lives where these technological transformations have been especially striking is in the dating scene.
Use of the Internet has changed the way we date, offering both positive and negative consequences.1. One of the best changes is in the way that potential daters meet each other — you don't have to go out to the bar scene unless you really want to.
Dating sites use scientific algorithms to match you with other members.
They promise to pay you back when they resolve the situation, only to disappear after you send them money.Additionally, the privacy policies on many online dating sites state that they will turn over your profile information if they receive a court order to do so.The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse warns, your profile information could potentially be used against you in a medical, divorce, employment or custody lawsuit.For instance, they may lie about their socioeconomic status, age, gender, hobbies, interests or physical appearance.Some dating sites claim to be able to help you find your "perfect match" or "soul mate." Some people do, in fact, find long-lasting loving relationships.