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Virtual Lovin… April 11, 2008

Filed under: Love Blogs 101 — leahyj81 @ 10:25 am
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So what exactly does getting “poked” on facebook really mean anyways? With new social networking sites popping out of the woodwork faster than a blink of an eye, not only has meeting people been made ridiculously easy, but it seems as though more and more people are finding love online.

With the click of a button we can now “poke” someone, instantly sending them a flirtatious innuendo. What follows a “poke”? Flirtatious messaging? Kissyfaced pictures? It kind of makes me nauseous. I have to admit though, I’ve been poked and prodded online, most of the time not answering if I don’t know the person, but talk about an ego boost.

With all of the advances in technology, we are now looking for love online. People pay hundreds of dollars to join match making sites such as Match.com andEharmony. We are being reunited with Classmates and long lost loves on Classmates.com, Craigs List and Reunion.com. What is next?

With people so desperate to find love, these sites are no where near their extinction. Is it a good thing? If this type of virtual mingling is for you, then more power to you. I would have a hard time trusting what I read about people. For instance, and this might sound horrible, so let me be careful of howthis is worded. OK…if I was what society deemed “unattractive,” I wouldn’t publicly announce that on an online profile. I would talk myself up. I assume that this happens a lot.

I am constantly seeing ads for these dating websites with couples claiming that they found their soul mate in some chat room, and it was love at first cyber chat. What ever happened to the good old fashioned “blind date?”

I can see it now. In a couple of years two people will go on dates via webcam. I’m sure it is happening already.

So have you ever been “poked?” Do you find it creepy? I am not so sure that the advancment of technology was ever intended to find soul mates.

According to this survey By mid 2003 up to 37 million people in North America were supposedly using online dating services each month, whether in search of true love and devotion or merely for gawking and flirting.

I would love to hear what you, out there in the bloggingsphere have to say about this topic. Would you be all for meeting someone online? Do we still believe in meeting people in person anymore? Or is that old school? Let me know what you think…

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