Disadvatges of dating
A major benefit in the rise of Internet dating is the decrease in prostitution.
People no longer need to search on the streets to find casual relationships.
Plus, marriages that began online were less likely to end in separation or divorce.
Faye Mishna, Alan Mc Luckie, and Michael Saini, co-authors of the Social Work Research article Real-World Dangers in an Online Reality: A Qualitative Study Examining Online Relationships and Cyber Abuse, reported the results of their research and observation of over 35,000 individuals between the ages of 6 and 24 who have been or currently are a part of an internet relationship.
The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication reports the results of a study conducted by Robert J. Most also reported interests in developing casual friendships and dating relationships with online partners.
Substantially fewer reported using the Internet for the specific purposes of identifying potential sexual or marital partners." However, a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2012 looked at about 19,000 married people and those who met their spouse online said their marriage was more satisfying than those who met their spouse offline.
They can find them online if that is what they desire.
They have the ability to venture outside of their comfort zone and act as someone completely different. They concluded that "when asked what they were looking for in an online relationship, the considerable majority of participants expressed interest in seeking fun, companionship, and someone to talk to.
Some of these ways of communicating online are asynchronous (meaning not in real time), such as You Tube and some are synchronous (immediate communication), such as Twitter.
Synchronous communication occurs when two or more participants are interacting in real time via voice or text chat.
"The body, although graphically absent, does not have to be any less present." Older and less advanced sites usually still allow, and often require, each user to upload a picture.
Newer and more advanced sites offer the possibility of streaming media live via the user's profile for the site.