Every coin has its two sides; online dating is not spared from this basic rule. It has, like all other processes, certain advantages and disadvantages. Needless to mention that advantages of online dating are its positive factors, while disadvantages are to be considered as negative side of this online interaction process.
Before discussing any advantages and disadvantages of this popular e-interaction process we have to remember about the factor of perspective which is the key factor for stamping an issue as its positive and negative rating and hence the positive and negative factors depend strictly on situation, its mode of application, and an average opinion about the pros and cons of a disputed subject. In fact it has both some negative and positive aspects; whether we should take the advantage of positive ideas and will start hating its negative sides.
Let’s take a look on its positive sides.
Online dating communication is great time saver because the process is instant and easy to manage. It is cost-effective also because it hardly involves any special cost against this process. In case of free dating sites the registration of the profile can be done at free of cost while in case of paid membership a one time fee or a periodical fee is required but as a whole the whole module is greatly cost effective in comparison to other types of communication method.
Online dating is one of the best and most efficient processes for meeting multiple numbers of people at one time and to continue the meeting with filtered result and short listed profiles.
Online dating is a great platform for knowing the intellectual level of two individuals because the first condition of the communication is interaction. Whereas in real dating the physical appearance and approach can make considerable difference in creating apparent impression, in case of virtual meeting the interaction gets intensified only in case the mental tuning between two people is matched, which paves better foundation for a concrete and reliable friendship.
In case of matchmaking sites the selection of prospects is decided by the site administrators according to the posted profile which screen the requirements and character traits of a member and accordingly suggest some possible matches for the profile, which initiates quick progress in dating.
However attractive the advantages of online dating seems to be, it has some gruesome disadvantages and every online dater should know these vulnerabilities in order to protect his/her online privacy.
One of the great disadvantages of online dating is its access toward a faceless interaction; two individuals start interacting between them depending on some facts which may not bring desirable result in long run. There is chance of fraudulent statements about an online dater which is difficult to detect at least at initial level of interaction.
Another potential disadvantage of online dating is its virtual platform and virtual presence of the other community members. Unless a prospect is judged completely with his social and professional background, it is really risky to go for any matchmaking process. For this reason free matchmaking sites prove quite vulnerable for cyber crime and frauds.