Cons of internet dating
What is the old saying, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts?
” This is why so many people complain that after selecting someone to date from an online service, the actual person turns out to be nothing like what they expected or hoped for.
More than a few people I have met in my therapy practice complain that the person with whom they are emailing promptly and abruptly stopped contacting them.
Also, there are those who seem to want to engage in emailing and promise to make a time to meet but always put it off to another time.
In theory, dating sites take some of the chance out of dating, and they match you to people who have similar interests and lifestyles.The truth will come out when you meet them, but it can mean that you waste a lot of time dating the wrong types of people. They can be great for people who are a bit shy If you are a bit nervous about talking face to face with people you don’t know, then dating sites can be very good for getting to know someone a bit before you actually meet up with them.You need to meet them in person at some stage, but dating site sites can make that initial contact a lot easier to handle. They can cost a lot of money Let’s not forget that online dating is a business and the best sites can charge you quite a lot of money for their services.Once people do agree to meet, there is the very real issue of ensuring personal safety when meeting someone who is a perfect stranger.
That is why the usual first step after emailing is meeting in a neutral place for coffee and conversation.There are no guarantees, but it does take some of the guess work out of dating so, in theory, you have something to talk about on every date you go on. There are some con artists on dating sites Although dating websites do their best to protect you from scams, some unscrupulous people do use dating sites to try to extract money from people.