- I think they are too youngVote A
- I think they should be able to do whatever they wantVote B
- As long as their parents know about itVote C
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You should wait until you are 18 or older to find someone online.
You should also be smart about it. Make sure you webcam and use the phone and send pictures. If there's ANYTHING that even remotely sends up red flags, DON'T DO IT, don't meet him/her. Always meet in a public place.
Meeting someone online is a wonderful way of finding someone that could be compatible without wasting a heck of a lot of time. It also opens up a lot of variety of people rather than leaving it up to chance.
I would have never met my partner in person. It just never would have happened. We both dislike going out and we don't party. We're not interested in drinking or hanging out with friends in trashy places. We go to work, go to the store, go to school (when we have it, right now I'm doing online classes), etc. We are homebodies. It works for us. We have our own hobbies that don't require going out and about. The only problem with that is that we would have never met each other unless we looked online. And now I can't imagine my life without him. He's the most amazing, caring, wonderful man I could ever hope for. We are so compatible it scares me sometimes.
The wonderful thing about online dating is that it's easy to find someone that you could be interested in based on profiles. If you use something like okcupid you can answer questionaires and get a match percentage. My partner and I were a 98% because we have pretty close opinions to all of the questions we answered. It's a nice way to find someone that could potentially be compatible. Plus I enjoyed answered the questions and reading other people's opinion, and I loved to make my profile and read other people's. It's such a nice way to get to know people without having to go jump through social hoops. And it's a nice way to get to know someone without automatically brushing them aside based on first impressions (like when you go to a bar and you see a person and you're like "meh" and don't approach, but if that same person was online with a well worded profile you would be more likely to send a message, and who knows that could be your dream person!)
Obviously it's not for everyone, but the appeal is there for people like me :P
However, those sites require age 18, and I don't recommend doing it any younger. As a teen you should either be trying to find someone from your school or after school activities or refrain from dating until you can look online.0