I bet you have at least one story to tell about an online interaction that carried a romantic potential with it. It could have lasted a day, a month or an entire lifetime. It could have involved a real, genuine human being, a con-star or another real but not-so genuine individual.
Regardless, you must surely have had an experience with online romantic indulgence. If you don’t, it must be on its way, because online dating is increasingly a new way of life amongst unmarried folks (even married). Whether you intend to or not, with your knowledge or not, if you have an internet connection and fingers to type, you may have been swept into the quicksand world of online dating at some point.
Ideally, online dating is when two individuals meet over a digital platform, designed specifically for that use. (Yes. I’m looking at you on Tinder) They get to know one another via texts and if this exchange of information satisfies both the parties, they decide to meet. Now, if they manage to stay together and end up dating, they get the term ’online dating’ labelled on them.
The initial online dating scenario typically involves the interested candidates whiling away time on their metallic block of technology, exchanging carefully drafted texts and a bundle of pleasant emojis. Although these interactions can land you anywhere, in your wedding trousseau or a dungeon, we have been taking our chances with this trend regardless.
We don’t just have official online dating platforms to blame or thank for this. Besides Tinder and other dating and matrimonial platforms, social media too is a pool of dating possibilities in disguise; facebook and Instagram are just as active as the official dating platforms. Before these portals entered our otherwise bland life, people had Orkut and similar websites to rely on. Safe to say, ways are many., success stories are many, and so are horror stories.
But is online dating a boon or a bane? Well, we could say, both. It can be a blessing for some and a total disaster for others. While it’s known to be a risky dip into the currents of dating, it’s proven to be positively life-changing for many. People have stumbled upon their potential life partner while casually cruising through this online romantic endeavor.
While you may be hopping on the internet hoping to find your soulmate there, you may also find yourself neck deep into a dramatic crisis. So, online dating might be a boon for most couples, but it could be a deadly experience for others. Not everyone hops onto this merry go round hoping to accidentally bump into their destined love. Some may just be on there for temporary resort or for an escape from offline stress.
Online dating, in retrospect, can be a boon for some fortunate individuals and for singles seeking short-lived and no-strings-attached romance. If you’re someone going headfirst into this adventure with a flurry of hopeful emotions, then it may be a bane, because sad to break it to you, but not every story may end up being a hit.
So we say, enter the online dating land with a heart gear and a lightbulb in your head. Plunge into it but stay alert and communicate clearly. Who knows? You might as well run into a long term lover on! But don’t forget to wear the guard and watch the way!