The Ins and Outs of Web Personals
Online matchmaking has no longer a stigma attached to it as it had but a few years ago. A lot of successful men and women, who are in every way eligible, pick up dating on the internet simply because their busy professional schedule leaves them with little time for activities like socializing, working the party or bar scene and otherwise exploring avenues for landing themselves a date. For them, web personals has proved to be a blessing because it offers them an easy and time-saving way to meet other eligible singles without compromising any aspect of their busy lives.
Oftentimes, some internet daters seek fun and companionship for a short while, and are looking for partners with chemistry, who would keep them stress-free and happy amid the harried rush of their own lives. For them, a quick connection consisting of a few casual interactions is enough to warrant a meeting. They like to spend time with these near-friends who they have only met online on the strength of their instincts alone. It is undoubtedly difficult to pick up warning signals over the phone or through online chats, because meeting your date in person is a different matter altogether.
These quick romances has led to a few incidents where women have faced unpleasant incidents like misuse of photographs sent to potential dates, as well as stalking and harassment through phone and e-mail. In the worst cases, some people have also reported sexual abuse. To prevent such incidents from happening, the need of the hour for online daters is to step with care to not develop too much intimacy within a short period of time.
Taking precautions is very important also because a lot of single people are now looking for serious relationships online. As a recent article points out, the profile of the online dater has evolved over the last few years. Those who seek for love online are today more educated, successful and older. This means that it is even more important that genuine people seeking genuine relationships protect themselves from negative fall-outs. This can be done through adequate screening by testing out the other person and his or her claims as much as possible.
Taking things slow, not revealing personal information and images at an early stage and meeting after prolonged online interactions in suitably public spaces are just a few ways of taking adequate safety measures while going through the matchmaking process. Safe dating practices not only assure security and peace of mind, but also ensure lasting romantic happiness.
Posted by eDatingCentral.com Feb 14, 2008 6:27 am
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