Unlike social networking that involves many people sharing opinions, views, data, pictures and even selling their skills, online dating services offer ‘private spaces for two people on the web.’ It may be compared to online matrimonial services but there is a vast difference between the two. Where matrimonial services help bring two people together with the definite end of entering into matrimony, dating services are an online ‘shop’ for people interested in dating or having casual relationships without ‘any strings attached matchmaking services hong kong‘.
Internet Dating or Online Dating is an introductory service through which individuals look for partners for a date, more often with the intention of developing a romantic, personal or a sexual relationship. Most online dating services have a vast database of members who have registered for usage of the site by providing necessary background information including personal details, location, age, gender, work-related, family and preferences. Some people may use these services as a way to keep in touch with partners online without meeting while others seek them to create a more intimate relationship 香港交友app.
Online dating sites are referred to as ‘marketplaces’ where people ‘sell’ themselves with the aim of creating a personal and romantic relationship for a long-term or a sexual relationship which may not be long-term. It is also the place where others ‘shop’ for partners based on data provided by the website and utilize the services of chat rooms, message boards or webcasts 識男朋友.
Some online dating sites are specifics oriented basing membership on interests, location or the kind of relationship expected. A large number of online dating sites are broad-based with a member database containing people from different backgrounds looking for various levels of companionship or relationship. By uploading photographs or videos, popular dating sites reinforce credibility of members and provide a more ethical outlook of their services.
In recent years, online dating services have earned the dubious distinction of becoming more ‘sexually oriented’ with unethical activities like fake profiles and hacking robbing the sites of their originally intended purpose.
Almost all online dating sites provide free registration while some others may quote a fee or payment on monthly, quarterly or annual basis. This also serves as a deterrent to those who wish to exploit the services or data for unethical and illegal means. The Internet has been plagued with cases of gullible youngsters and minors being exploited in chat rooms, lured into traps by stalkers and falling victim to producers and distributors of sexual videos and pornographic films.
The ‘psychological twist’
A leading clinical psychologist and author of books on matrimony and emotional health has through years of counseling observed a ‘set of characteristics’, which are referred to as ‘Dimensions of Capability’ that obviously manifested in almost all successful relationships. With extensive research involving thousands of happily married couples across a wide range of ages, he has been able to gather evidence that these dimensions portray a high success rate of relationship success and can be successfully used to match single people highly successfully. More and more online dating services are using these measures to help single people find harmonious relationships.