By September 17, 2008 Read More →

The virtual dating game: can you find love online?

You hear a lot about the dating game, in which men and women play a game with unspoken rules and parameters in order to find the perfect person for them and start a long-term relationship.  Sometimes single people can end up playing the dating game for years before they strike gold, but the idea of a virtual dating game, where singles look for love online instead of playing the same old game in bars and clubs.

While dating can be tedious and uncomfortable, the virtual dating game lets you have more anonymity while you search for love online.  Quite often you are able to get to know about the people you meet online before ever having to meet them face-to-face.  In this way, the dating game is made much easier with modern technology and the Internet.

But is a virtual dating game really the best thing to build a strong and long-lasting romance, or is it the old-fashioned face-to-face dating game that is more conducive to strong relationships? While there’s nothing wrong with using the Internet to try to find your true love, it does make it much more impersonal to play the dating game on the computer rather than in the traditional manner.

Before you make the decision to ditch the traditional dating game at social sites and turn to the Internet make sure that you are fine with the fact that you’ll be giving up a lot of familiarity with the regular scene and that the web is full of lots of people who aren’t what they seem.  While the online dating game may give you the anonymity you are searching for, you could also end up playing a game in which you don’t know the identities of the other players!

Regardless of whether you decide to play the online dating game or the traditional, up close and personal dating game, just remember to take it all with a grain of salt and, more than anything, have fun!

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