The Evolving Meaning of “Online Dating”

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With the undeniable and now thorough integration of technology with our social lives, the term “online dating” has evolved in meaning. At the most basic understanding, online dating refers to a romantic, emotional, and/or sexual relationship established and maintained with an individual online. This is reflected in people’s lives who are apart of online communities such as WoW, Second Life, Habbo Hotel, and so forth. I remember being a tween on the impressive online community of Whyville and having “dated” ...

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The Reality of Online Dating

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Hi, everyone.

So… I’ve begun my search for my perfect match.

Although there are lots of women to try and engage with I find it difficult to find the type of woman I’m looking for. Now, this may be to the fact that I’m just not absolutely clear on want I’m looking for. To tell you the truth I’m intimidated by most of the women. I like strong intelligent women, but I find myself feeling as if I’m not good enough for ...

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One Outlook That Blocks Dating Success

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There’s this quiet perception that can sometimes arise while we’re reading profiles, connecting with someone, and assessing whether we wish to go deeper and to more intimate levels with a date. It’s a perception that influences how we are seeing the other person, how we are receiving their expressions, and it even impacts how we feel around them. It is a view that has immense power, and yet is so often left unnoticed like a stealthy sneak, dodging our awareness ...

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How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

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Social media makes the world a smaller place by creating portals to connect individuals all over the globe. This grand feat sounds truly fantastic when imagining someone from America speaking instantly and even falling in love with someone in Australia. Relationships of all degrees have formed across the web, bringing love between people of any physical ...

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Plenty of Fish: An Overview

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Plenty of Fish has been one of the top online dating websites since it launched in 2003. By 2015, Google Trends announced it ranked as the number one searched-for free dating site, now celebrating 3 million daily active users and 50,000 daily registrations. There truly are plenty of fish to catch in this pond! These ...

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People of Online Dating: Alexa

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There are a lot of different people to be found within the communities of online dating, and each person has their own unique perspectives on these services. Everything from what website to use, why they choose to look for romance online, personal challenges, and success stories vary from one person to the next. We have decided to interview some individuals to reveal the diversity to be found through online dating. This helps us to see that no matter who we ...

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New Year Resolutions Bring Dating Success

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Online dating networks are bustling with activity as peak season is in full effect until Valentine’s Day. To understand more about peak season, such as its duration, causes, and the benefits it creates for singles, then please read my last article.

Peak season happens in tandem with the beginning of the new year, at which ...

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Peak Season For Online Dating

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Christmas has come and gone but for singles looking for love, the plateau of the holiday season is right after the new year. It is commonly noted amongst top ranking online dating websites, including Match.com and Plenty of Fish, that there is a dramatic increase of user activity following New Year’s that lasts until Valentine’s Day ...

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Safety Part 3: Privacy

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We have been exploring online dating safety in a series of three parts:

1. Emotional wellbeing
2. Physical safety
3. Privacy

This article is the third and final part of this series, and will be focusing on the significance of maintaining personal privacy, how it may be compromised, and how to prevent a privacy breach.

Privacy

Everyone is entitled ...

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Safety Part 2: Physical Wellbeing

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Online dating is an exciting and potentially rewarding experience that entails opening ourselves to an array of new people and situations. This article is the second part of a series exploring how to keep it safe while online dating, which has been broken down into three portions:

1. Emotional wellbeing
2. Physical ...

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Safety Part 1: Emotional Wellbeing

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Online dating is an exciting and potentially rewarding experience that entails opening ourselves to an array of new people and situations. This series is going to explore how to keep it safe while online dating in three parts:

1. Emotional wellbeing
2. Physical safety
3. Privacy

Emotional Wellbeing

Dating ...

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