I've heard of my friends meeting weirdos, guys who just want sex, and finding a good one is rare. You could be like dang he sex but then it turns he a super freak...Then the fair of when you actually meet...
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Meeting someone on the net can be the same as going to meet them IRL. The biggest difference however is people online have the anonymity of the Internet to hide behind. Because of the anonymity they can say things and act however they please really with out fear of reprisal. Lets face it, few people have the resources to track people down on the Internet and show up at their house. Jay and silent Bob are the exception and not the rule to this :P. You can find good people on the net, but it takes an extraordinary amount of time, energy, patience and effort to sift through all the idiots you will run into. You also need to have a bit of a strong will to deal with the amount of idiots you'll find and is definitely not easy.
I can honestly say I have found some good people online, I have been playing online games for over a decade now. About 5 years ago I started playing a game with a guy and now 5 years later I know him so well he invited me to his wedding. Keep in mind I have never met this person nor do we live in the same state. The only contact we have had is voice communication using a Ventrillo server. So is online dating a bad thing? This answer is not a definite yes nor is it a definite no, it is yes and no, a grey area.
Keep in mind that in real life you can also run into idiots, there are many people out there that are good at acting, showmanship and manipulation. These are usually the people who date other people and use them for sex, or the people who are trying to elevate their social status. Whatever you decide to do make sure to be careful with meeting people online and IRL. As the old saying goes; take it with a grain of salt.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it, I hope my understanding of the situation and opinion has helped a little. :)1