BBC news reports that out Japan had its highest number of crimes related to online dating services: Almost 800 crimes in which victims were contacted through online dating sites have been reported since January, more than 70% of which involved sex with teenage girls (BBC News, par. This article also talked about how there is no proven way to regulate Internet dating.Part of this inability to regulate is caused by the lack of physical evidence law enforcement officials would have on an Internet sex offender.The hormone is basically seeking physical attention and the butterfly wants to make a lot of acquaintances.Finally, the seeker is interested in a dating agenda but isnt set on what they are looking for.Sherry Turkle, Sociology of Science professor at MIT, believes that this new age of communication provokes people to create another aspect of them to portray online.The woman in the quote above admits that the personality that she portrays online isnt a complete lie, but just an embellishment of her positive attributes combined with a few attributes that she wishes she had.Whether your faith in online dating is lost based on previous experiences or because you dont take online dating seriously, lack of faith can lead to a lack of trust in an established relationship.For example, if the last person you had an online relationship with turned out to be married you might be more wary in your next online relationship.
In an article by Susan Barnes the appeal of online dating is defined as fantasy: People can fall in love with the idea of love and project a fantasy image on others (Barnes 139).
The online realm isnt a different world; its a make-up of real people with real feelings.
The only difference is that its easier to lie about who we are because it isnt seen as a lie, its seen as protection.
Daters have to spend just as much time dating online.
as they do in the real world because both types of dating require the dater to sift through conflicting intentions and personalities.