Online Dating - Survey Results
How do visitors to our site relate to online dating? We publish the results of the survey.
When it comes to dating on the Internet, the first thing that comes to mind is the registration on one of the dating sites. AND15% of our visitors use online dating to flirt.
Of course, it is on the network that you can at least for a while, but feel like a star, taking virtual courtship from several fans at once. In real life, this behavior can end in trouble, but everything is possible on the network.
You can gain communication experience online. Shy, insecure, notorious people on the network can get skills that they in ordinary life for one reason or another could not get. Having learned to communicate online, you can go into real life and put into practice everything that you learned.
Yet 15% of our visitors consider dating on the Internet as a chance to find a soul mate. And this is an understandable desire. Perhaps, only in the network you can safely search for a person with similar desires, needs, interests. On the Internet, you can simultaneously "date" with several potential partners, choosing the one with whom you can transfer to real life.
Of course, there is always the danger that in real life everything will turn out to be a little different than on the network. But you need to start somewhere? You can post your photo on a dating site faster, and writing to a person you like is easier than having a conversation on the street. Saving time and a large selection of potential partners - maybe these are the factors that help to avoid mistakes and provide a real opportunity to find a "half" and build a long-term relationship with "your" person?
Narrow-topic forums or sites help people with non-traditional orientation and people with rare hobbies find their partner. In real life, this is much more difficult.
For some of those who are already in a permanent relationship with a partner, the Internet gives chance to have fun on the side. Voted for it 5% of our visitors. By the way, most of these virtual novels never go into real life, but give a chance to once again experience stormy feelings.
A third of our readers said they never met on the Internet. But is it really so? The concept of "dating on the Internet" is much broader than just finding a partner. The Internet provides us with many opportunities for dating, and virtual communication has its advantages. This is probably why one third of our readers said that the Internet is expanding their circle of friends.
Finding like-minded people, getting support, asking for advice in real time - these are the sites of interest that provide an opportunity to do so. They introduce each other to people who in real life could never meet. It is these resources that make it possible to show the whole world their handicraft projects, pets and any other achievements. And where, no matter how on the Internet you can completely arrange your own personal exhibition and invite everyone to it?
Someone thinks that communication on the Internet is soulless. Perhaps this is so when it comes to dating and entertainment sites. But on the Internet, those who help the homeless old people and children in orphanages, those who donate blood for cancer patients and those who work as volunteers in hospices get to know, meet and chat. Can such a call be callous? Hardly!
So why do people increasingly go online? Because they do not want to live a real life? Or because virtual reality expands the circle of our communication and gives us additional opportunities?
You can stay on the net by yourself. Do not look back at fashion. Do not think about the flaws of appearance. You can express your opinion without fear that they will interrupt you or stop listening. There will always be someone who supports the dialogue.
On the network, you can try to become someone else. You can come up with a biography, social status and even a new appearance. And, having invented all this, to understand - to be different - this is not at all easier than to be yourself.
There are two sides to any phenomenon. Black stripes are replaced by white, but the truth always lies somewhere in the middle. The Internet has become an integral part of our lives. Virtual life is increasingly penetrating the real. They do not replace each other, but complement, filling our life with acquaintances, events and, ultimately, make it richer and more diverse.