When summer begins, we are suddenly in the thick of wedding season. In the midst of all this wedded bliss, you’re just trying to avoid your newly engaged friend and sparing yourself a half-hour conversation about the difference between egg white and winter white.
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 television ads and word-of-mouth praise, online 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…
I feel it would be irreverent to not include God in the mate selection process.” “I'm a single skeptic, emphasis on skeptic! I conduct most business online but somehow I don't trust online dating...seems like people can camouflage their issues if they can hide behind e-mail.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.In my opinion it is a sign of desperation and could be very dangerous as well.” … I was almost convinced this was a practice only for the lonely and sexually deviant.Then the testimonies poured in: “I will be celebrating my one-year wedding anniversary.It was truly the most romantic mind-blowing experience that I have ever had…