The technology of using a computer to bring humans together was promoted as "scientific" and the use of the computer for this purpose rapidly gained popularity in the United States and Germany (Hardey, 2002, p571).
The rapid expansion of single person households, especially among professional classes who are most likely to have Internet access in their homes, provides a context for this phenomenon.
There are benefits to this form of dating, but there are also many negative aspects to be aware of before venturing out to the world of online dating. Why do some people advertise themselves for a date in a newspaper or online.
Due to the site you are considering being free to join, anyone will have access to joining.... There are an endless number of reasons why people put ads out for dating, which are anywhere from convenience, to time since most of us have very busy schedules.
Email is an easier way to meet people because there is less stress placed on an encounter.
Communication is the most important aspect in any relationship.
There would be no emails, no Facebook, no e Bay, amongst other things. This new day and age has brought us to a point where it’s possible to find virtually anything on the internet, even love.
Even a simple task as booking a flight or a hotel would have to be done over the phone. Yes, online dating has become the new revolutionary way of finding your soul mate (Houran, & Lange, 2004), and it is to no surprise since it’s easy, provides more options and is growing each and every day....
Moreover, Internet dating can be viewed as a potential advancement of the use of new technologies in the postmodern world.
Marked by constant change, postmodern society now "infiltrates every sphere of social life" (Morgado, 1996, p44).