Are you surfing the internet for a life partner, romance and friendship? If yes then think atleast a hundred times. Don’t be conventional, instead be contemporary while using the most favourite online systems – a common phenomenon these days which is helping billions of people across the world to date, romance and find partners.
That’s more money than people spent on online music and video sites or online adult entertainment, says Jupiter Research. Jupiter, an online journal, predicts online dating will top $640 million in 2008. So it’s also becoming a new industry: Industry of info-tech marriages and romance.
In this info-tech arena, old way of communication has been changed and so is the case with love, romance and dating as well. AsianAvenue.com, one of the most popular Asian American cyber meeting places, polled 21,489 of its 1,324,000 members and found only nine percent had successfully dated another member. In result, online dates end in disappointment, despite or because of the expectation of love, romance, or sex.
In Pakistan this trend is also developing very fast with young boys and girls enthusiasts exploiting the new technology for flirtation and other purposes. Mainly the male class is engaged in flirting foreign girls and is using them as a bridge to go abroad. Many of them have remained successful.
Besides some negative cases have also been reported like murders and kidnapping of young boys and girls. In Rawalpindi, a group of four members headed by a girl reportedly trapped young boys on internet via chat and asked for meeting. As a the case is, the girl invites boys for date and when the prey is trapped her accomplices start demanding money and other gains from the boy, threatening to lodge a police case against him. Resultantly, the boy is with no other choice but to bow before their demands to the extent he could be.
According to a new study of online dating, when a couple who had built up a significant relationship by e-mailing or chatting online met for the first time; 94 per cent of them went on to see each other again. Men were more emotionally dependent on their ‘e-partners’ than women, and more committed to the relationship. The number of users of Internet dating agencies have steadily increased: around six million.
Old-fashioned romance is nearing death. Surveys show that exchanging gifts was the best way to ensure commitment in the relationship. An internet fraud also reported at womenrussia.com/blacklist.htm known as Russian brides scam. Scammers trapped people in online romances and then ask for money to travel to meet them. Scammers trap people around the world and in some cases they kidnapped or [.]ed some people. So be very careful when you are using internet, risk always involve in it. Always consider these tips when you are participating in Internet communication. Never share your personal information like your home address or telephone number to people you meet on the net; never meet anyone without verifying those information’s which are given by that person.
In the first meeting with a cyber friend, try to meet in a public place, arrange your own transportation, bring a friend along for security and be confident, set your own terms and conditions for the encounter, and don’t let your new friend change them.
Like the rest of the world, the US is slowly becoming a nation of singles. Married-couple households have declined from 80 percent in the 50s to just 51 percent today. In 2000, for the first time, households with people living alone outnumbered households with couples and children, 26 percent to 24 percent. The latter figure is falling down sharply. As a result, the number of singles 18+ has surged to 86 million, a potential US online dating market of 100 million when you add divorcees.
An explosion of sites catering to every conceivable consumer interest is fueling growth. There are dating sites for tall people, pet owners, vegetarians, interracial; dating. Hot categories include date sites like Lemondate, and background-checking sites like True.com.
You might call it an anti-trend but a dramatic rise in online dating has had one notable result, a renewed appreciation for face-to-face encounters, dubbed “F2F” in chat groups. Offline events, ranging from dance, club and drunken parties have become big business for online dating companies.
Latest update on online dating is prepared by Imran Akbar.