sfan87 Posted April 28, 2010 Share Posted April 28, 2010 I am curious as to why so many people think online dating is such a bad idea? I think there are too many misconceptions about the whole thing so I would like to clear it up and hear your opinions. Here are a few MISCONCEPTIONS about online dating.. 1.) It's dangerous. Yeah, well, the REAL world is even more dangerous. If you turn the local news on at night after getting home from work, more than likely every single story you hear about someone being harmed happened in a normal day scenario, not because the two met online. 2.) You are a loser, ugly, desperate, have low self-esteem, a mix of the three, or all of the above. This isn't true, either. I think you're more of a loser to meet some drunk at a bar than you are for using a dating website. Personally, I'd much rather bring a girl to my family and say we met online, rather than we met at a bar or a club. That would be embarrassing to me. Plus, I would much rather talk to a girl that at least knows how to use a keyboard, mouse, and the internet instead of a girl that knows how to use her hand to tip back 15 bottles of bud light. Also, losers, desperate people, and people with low-self esteem meet and date in the real world as well. That doesn't make "real life" dating any different if you'd say that. Go to Wal Mart, church, the gym and I assure you someone that's ugly or that has low self esteem will be there. Just because you cannot find a girl at church, through friends, the gym, or any other "real life" places and resort to online dating does not make you a loser. Moreso, many people online HAVE met others through these scenario's and it just hasn't worked out. Losers don't try. Winners do. Trying new ways to meet people (online dating included) is a winner. Sitting at home in self pity because you are single and can't meet anyone in the real world and doing nothing about it makes you a loser. 3.) It's a waste of money It costs about $20 to $30 per month to use a dating site. One night at the bar, a club, or just "going" out with friends would run me that plus more, and usually most people don't go out once a month - it's every weekend. 4.) Too many liars Liars exist in real life as well. Anyone can say anything about who they are in the real world. I could go to the gym, tell a girl my name is Joe (when it's actually not), tell her I'm 28 years old (when I'm actually 32), tell her I have no kids (when I actually have two) and still get her number AND a date! How would she know? Is she going to ID me or something for ONE SINGLE date? No! Would she eventually find out? Yes! But it's not different online - you would eventually find out! Liars exist online AND offline. Link to comment
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