Stories of internet dating dating double standards against men

11 Sep

Of course as long as there has been online dating, there has been a stigma attached to it.Ten years ago, had anyone told you, “We met online”, you may have tried to stifle one or possibly all of the following: It was the equivalent of saying, “I’m desperate and the ticking of my biological clock keeps me up at night.” However today, with the bombardment of TV ads and word-of-mouth praise, digital daters are coming out of the closet. I didn’t believe it until I began researching for this article.I took a random, informal survey of several graduate school students, encouraging them to share their thoughts on dating online.First came the cynics: “Personally, I would not use it.I believe nothing is impossible for God and no matter how probable or improbable it is for me to meet someone in my given circumstances, God can do all things…

Then, the testimonies poured in: “I will be celebrating my one-year wedding anniversary.Plus, you can tell all kinds of tall tales unchallenged [and] unchecked...heck, sometimes it’s hard enough to tell when people are fibbing to your face!” “I am single, but I would never consider an online dating service.All good little Christian boys and girls are taught that God will bring you your future mate. You have an advisor to help you choose courses in college. The anonymous nature of conversing online and via dating apps is like a mating call to the weirdos of the world.This passive approach to life is especially impressed upon us women. Why not have someone help you find the love of your life? Why have we been leaving the most important decision of our lives up to chance? Another concern is the perceived increased chance of meeting someone crazy, socially inept, or worst yet… The good options have methods to minimize your contact with these types of people.