How Online Dating has Become Culturally Acceptable
Posted by ardalae
at June 26th
It seems like only a few years ago there used to be a certain stigma when it came to joining online dating websites. But with everything online nowadays, it seems like this stigma is almost completely gone in today’s society. Online dating can be adventurous, exciting and overall a great way to meet people and have fun. One of the great aspects of online dating websites is that most are specialized to what a person may be looking for in a relationship, whether it be serious or more light-hearted.
One of the great parts about online dating is that it can help people that may be looking for a specific type of person or be a great way for types who otherwise are socially shy to meet people. It can be a good way to ease into a relationship by easing into an online friendship first.
With the advent of Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms, why should dating be any different? This is probably one of the largest reasons online dating has lost its stigma. Almost all important life connections, whether they be professionally or social, are began, aided or enhanced by online connections.
Another reason the stigma has disappeared in recent years is that there are so many people that are involved with online dating. Although some participants may be more serious, while others merely want to meet new people and have fun, the sheer amount of people involved with online dating has skyrocketed in recent years.
The stigma has also dissolved because of the increased safety measures most online dating sites have enacted. Sites now go through measures to increase member safety by validating members and through flagging certain members for indecent behavior. This creates a safer environment for online dating websites, more so than someone may find on sites such as Craigslist, where there is very little monitoring.
Overall online dating websites can be fun and a great way to meet new, interesting people that you have a lot in common with. The stigma that dating sites may once have had has decreased over the years because of safety, the number of people participating and the fact that online communication has become the norm. Online dating is here to stay, now it’s only a matter of participating.