Our life online dating
Sam Moorcroft, founder of Christian Cafe.com, likens online dating technology to roads. Roads allow you to get to someone's house to have an affair. Having studied the work of Marshall Mc Luhan (recall his aphorism, "The medium is the message") and that of other media ecologists, I wasn't so ready to concede this point.
So I decided to do a little investigating myself with this question in mind: Does the online dating process—creating a profile, uploading pictures, searching for potential matches and/or being matched using an algorithm, and communicating via computer before meeting face-to-face— fundamentally change anything about how we relate to each other?
They may even spend weeks trying to gain your trust.
Eventually, though, they will have some type of medical or travel emergency, which they need your help to resolve.
At Our Time.com, we honor the freedom, wisdom and appreciation for life that only comes with time.
Dating sites use scientific algorithms to match you with other members.
A 2009 Stanford study found that 22 percent of heterosexual American couples who met between 20 met on the Internet.
In April 2011 alone, 25 million unique users around the world accessed an online dating site, according to one industry report. The dating site Christian Mingle saw three million new members in 2012.
Sites for every possible Christian subgroup, from Sovereign Grace Singles to Menno Meet, have popped up like mushrooms.
While concerns about online dating do surface, many now view Internet dating as simply another venue in which to find a marriage partner.