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Finding romance online

Question of the Day:

With social media being such a big part of our lives, would you ever seriously consider online dating? Have you already done it, and if so, what was your experience and do you think you need to meet that special someone in person before you truly move forward in your pursuit of love?

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tosh thumbnailNatosha Warner is an author and talkshow host. She pens the Question of the Day feature on Solomonjones.com

 

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W. Jonathan McCoy

After a couple of truly memorable experiences (on one occassion, I was never able to ascertain whether “she” was either the ugliest man or woman I had ever encountered and another that ended up involving the state police of a third-party state) I’d have to pass. If I need the internet to find girls, then I’d rather take my chances with porn…

Solomon Jones

LOL!!! Yes, the internet is a strange place. I’m glad I got married before the advent of online dating, though in fairness I know at least one person who went the online dating route and got married as a result. I think she’s still married today.

Tosh

Awwww man that sucks! I don’t see anything wrong with social media dating. I have had good and bad experiences with it when I was single and now with video chat you can really get a good look before ypu truly delve in.

A.K. Hasan

I prefer the old school way but since the cat is out of the bag, I agree with you Tosh. With video chat a person no longer has to wonder if the pictures are 10yrs old. With that said, the dating sites are there to keep you paying the monthly payment. The house always wins….it takes a strong person to release themself from the daily email, “Here are 5 picks we think are good for you”. With online dating alot of people get caught up in what is behind door number two….and two….and two…

Tosh

A.K., well Facebook, Twitter and IG are free to name three. Aren’t they social media sites for which people can meet? Finally, let me share this story with you all. About 8 years ago, I’m in the supermarket, just after work. I can remember this day like it was yesterday. I walk in and this FINE man is walking towards me. He looks me up and down and says, “My goodness, aren’t you drop dead gorgeous?” I’m thinking, “How can he read my mind?” What a mutual, initial attraction. To make a long story brief, we exchanged phone numbers but there was never a real follow through on his part. He was always predisposed at night but would call first thing in the morning with a cheerful, “Good morning Beautiful!” So I come out and say, “Either you’re married or report to a halfway house at night!” Well, I found out it was far worse!!! Come to find out dude was a registered sex offender! Say what??? So it just goes to show you, you can meet a creep in line or online, creeps are not just reserved for online. IJS.

Kevin Ghee

What’s the difference between meeting someone on-line v in person other than physically seeing them upfront. If you’re not asking the proper questions you’ll end up with the same results.

Solomon Jones

I’ve never done online dating, but I guess I would equate it to email. The same way things can get lost in translation via email, I would guess some things can get lost in translation via online dating, especially if you can’t see each others faces as you communicate.