Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.
I’ve already expressed my argument for why in two posts: one on how critical it is to find the right life partner and how seriously we should take that quest, and another on why going to bars is a terrible life experience.
The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.
She holds a Master of Arts in writing for television and new media from the University of Turin.
from Brooklyn, NY for suggesting this week’s topic: Online dating, once a fringe and stigmatized activity, is now over a billion industry.
Keeping private information private seems like common sense, but when chatting online some people get caught up in the moment and forget that they are potentially becoming vulnerable to a vicious cycle of blackmail and extortion.
After a victim shares personal information or, worse, compromising photos with a blackmailer, he will threaten her with sharing it publicly and demand money or more compromising material.
The very same anonymity that fosters free expression also creates an environment where scammers, sexual predators and other unsavory characters can thrive.
Meeting people on the Internet, especially through online dating, is touted as an antidote to loneliness.Laurel Storm has been writing since 2001, and helping people with technology for far longer than that.Some of her articles have been published in "Messaggero dei Ragazzi", an Italian magazine for teenagers.Canny burglars have turned to the Internet to get information on potential marks.Experienced and casual Internet users alike should beware of sharing too much information with an online friend, as he may be nothing more than a thief wanting to find out his victim's home address, day-to-day schedule and upcoming holiday plans.Although television programs such as Chris Hansen's "To Catch a Predator" Dateline series have widely publicized the risks for children, adults are also vulnerable to online sexual predators.