Bad things about internet dating
‘I thought I might make a social experiment out of the process by dating a different person each night for a week. I deleted my account a few days later.’ Her rather unusual date may have had a happy ending but, she adds, ‘a little common sense and gut intuition goes a long way when it comes to the internet – especially if you plan on travelling to the other side of the world together.’ Student Jessica Moore recently created the site as part of a thesis demonstrating her design skills.
However, the response has been so positive she plans to continue curating it.
Of course there are exceptions such as being hooked up by friends and family usually with someone who their punk asses wouldn’t date themselves : ). Well now we live in an age where convenience is king.
Everything is being made easier and more accessible which includes finding a potential partner.
Freelance writer Bensen noted in her article: ‘As Mark Twain so aptly put it: “There ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”’ Bensen told Life&Style that this was her first foray into online dating.
‘My friends recommended that I add some interest to my life by giving online dating a shot,’ she says.
As all of us, our children included, start communicating more and more on social media, we run into strangers. Granted, I’m a grownup and have a bit more judgment than a teen when it comes to trusting people online.
Bensen, who wore the same green dress for the entire trip, took a spare pair of underwear. Their three-week date went viral this week and the couple, who met through online dating site OKCupid in April, are still together.
As they enter the world of dating, it should be with people they know in a real world context, not a cyber-world context.
They — and their parents — should know more about their dates than what you can find out from the Internet.
Online dating is a bad idea for teens — especially young teens.
That’s why it wasn’t particularly responsible of Seventeen Magazine to publish a blog in which “dating blogger” Isabelle Furth floated the idea of using sites like to find dates. And middle school students are remarkably impressionable.