Love is in the air. Or should I say – in the cloud.
Cloud nine has taken on new meaning, as millions of lonely hearts heat up the virtual space in a bid to find love online. But what is causing this influx? And what’s the attraction?
Here’s my top ten positives:
- Dating is quick and easy online
- You can be whoever you want to be
- You’re not restricted to singles in your locality
- You can be as (dis)honest as you want
- You don’t have to be single
- You can flirt and date without leaving the house
- Physical attraction can be removed from the equation
- Less pressure than actually meeting
- You can chat to a multitude of people and even at the same time
- Easy to switch off when bored, offended or not interested
And then there’s the top ten negatives:
- People lie about their age, gender and many other things
- You could end up falling for someone who doesn’t really exist
- How can you truely trust someone online?
- Your conversations are all stored
- Anyone could read your conversation, so it’s not really private
- If you share an image or video, it could end up being plastered all over the web
- It’s easy to be more adventurous without meeting in person, and you might regret an action or conversation
- You could share sensitive material about yourself, family and friends, which could then be misused
- If you did evenually meet, they might not live up to expectations
- One of you is interested and the other joking (and neither are aware)
Has anyone found love online? What was your experience? Sceptical? Why?