Essay on Online Dating Vs. Traditional Dating

1283 Words Dec 13th, 2015 null Page
“Hey sexy ;)” Is this the first sentence that your true love is going to send you? Does it creep you out a little, or are you glad that somebody is finally talking to you? Online dating is a way to meet people, with intentions of casual sex, short-term dating, long-term dating, or marriage. According to an article on Match.com, “40 million Americans use online dating services” (Broussard). There are many online dating sites where users are unregulated and can lie, judge, and say whatever they please in order to get attention; it appears that women and attractive people do better on these sites.
Online dating has been around for more than twenty years. Almost immediately after the Internet started becoming available to the average American, online dating has been accessible. Match.com and Kiss.com have been given the honor of being said to be two of the first online dating sites. The same person registered them both in 1994. Match.com is still one of the most popular online dating website choices. The dot-com crash in 2001/2002 helped create more of the websites for people to meet each other for love (“History of Online Dating”). Now the same corporation, InterActiveCorp (IAC), owns many of the current popular online dating sites. They own over 50 online dating sites, including Match.com, part of Tinder, OKCupid.com, and PlentyOfFish.com (Match.com Info). The online dating industry is worth more than 2.4 billion dollars (Ansari). No wonder there is so many sites, they make so…

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