Does anyone else find it sort of unusual? I mean, I see people who I don't mind being friends with but its not the same thing as meeting people in real life situations. You don't feel the same chemistry even though you might feel it with that person had you met them in real life. What are your thoughts on this?
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In reference to dating sites...
Positives: You basically get a preview of a person & already know some things about them before you meet & start dating. In real life, you typically find out most about a person when you start dating them. Online, you get to see their height, weight, religion, job status, education, income, birthday, etc. with just a click of a button. & if you don't like somebody based on those things, you can just click away without saying a word to them. Another positive is that you don't have to talk to one person at a time.
Negatives: Some people look away better in pictures than real life. Also, rejection may be harsher in real life but behind the screen, it's much easier to do. All they have to do is not reply to your message, & they may not do that because they didn't like something you said, which can also get taken out of context because you're online. In real life, you get to hear tone of voice and see body language. Also, not to offend anybody, but I find that a good handful of people join dating sites because they are a little bit desperate & have nowhere to turn. So sometimes you have to keep your eye out for that, because if someone is constantly looking for dates on website when there is nothing keeping them from looking for them in real life, there may be something up with them in real life that turns dates away.3
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