Online Dating


Internet dating.
I don’t know why people always talk smack about it. I think internet dating is perfectly fine, yet not always safe. There are always precautions when you meet someone off-line especially depending on the site you meet them on.

We have all met people off Migente, Black Planet, MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, eHarmony, Match and now there’s even more online sites to meet people, just too many to name. The worst site to ever meet someone is Craigslist! Although Craigslist is usually great for buying items and sometimes finding an apartment it is never safe to meet someone from there. I hope I don’t have to speak on the innocent people who have died from it; Craigslist Killer and The Long Island serial killer.

I am first to admit that I have met people off-line, but I was careful. I mostly met people who were in the entertainment industry, networking purposes. It was never alone or in their home. It was always in a public area in NYC. I met some great friends and those who I’m still friends with now.

People always want to judge others when they say they signed up to a dating site, but why? It is extremely hard to find someone you like and on the same wave length your on and so easy to just look for exactly who you want online. Signing up to dating site is perfectly fine and much safer than meeting someone off Facebook or Twitter. We all meet or have met someone off those sites so it’s technically the same thing. Right?

I spoke to a few of my friends who had signed up to dating sites before and they all said the same thing, “I don’t have time to go and meet someone.” Many other people just don’t know how to approach someone. Meeting someone can be simple if you can’t do it when you go out. Just pay for reputable membership and you can get to know someone quickly. Skim through profiles by their appearance, age, occupation or whatever you’d like. I suggest eHarmony and Match because those are the most popular and aren’t scam.

However, precautions should always be taken. Never trust 100% what you read or see. Always start with emails and then move to the phone. Once your ready to meet the person make sure it’s in a public place and always tell someone where you are going and give them the person’s information. Lastly don’t ever go to their home or take them back to your place. I don’t care what excuse they give you.

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