Everyone is up-to-date with various apps as the technology improves. Teenagers are keeping themselves update through social media. The most used Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tinder and it is proved by researches. Those apps are frequently used for dating online. First of all, most of them don’t know what does it mean by online dating. So, let me explain what is online dating. Online dating is a digital match-making service to a practice of searching for a romantic and sexual partner on the internet. Online dating is very common in this generation as it is the easiest way for people to get connected with each other from all around the world. There is some pros effect and cons effect of online dating that I will discuss in this essay. The pros effect is that we can find our partner and the cons effect of online dating is sexual predators and cheating someone.
First of all, the pros effect of online dating is we can find our partner here. Online dating is one of the ways to find our future partner through the app. There are still some people who were single for years and they are trying hard to find their future partner out there. What’s the best solution for this kind of people? Is online dating considered the best platform to get the best partner? The answer would be yes. This can be supported in research by Ortega. (2017), suggests that such tools may actually be helping more people to get together nowadays. An example that can be given would be Facebook. We can easily find our future partner through Facebook because Facebook provides a lot of information about them. Where they’re from, where they’re working at, how old are they and also shows their status whether they’re single or in a relationship. So This ways help people to find the future partner through online dating.
Everythings have it’s own good and bad. There is also a negative effect on the online dating is sexual predators who use the online app in a bad way. Some of the people using such apps for sex but ended up with rape cases. We have been heard a lot of rape or sexual harassment cases day by day that causes by online dating. This fact can be supported by research done by Sean Sutton. (2016), assumed that big increase in scammers using online dating sites to trick people out of the money and sexual harassment through the online app is a crime and we want victims to feel confident reporting it to the police. An example, people will meet on Facebook or one of these other platforms and start to groom them. What predators will do is they will give them compliments, they will give them “likes”, they give them that sort of self-esteem boost, which makes the individuals feel good. At some point, predators will then either ask for naked pictures and sometimes demand more by threatening.
Furthermore, online dating is used for cheating someone. Some people love to play with girl’s or boy’s feelings through online dating. They use such apps for time pass. They will create a fake profile with fake information. Those who lack knowledge will be the victim here. They know what a girl or boy wants from them. So they just being fake and try to impress them by providing some fake information. People who tend to get involved in such a relationship tend to forget everything else and sit in front of the computer almost throughout the day. After they are impressed by their some sweet words, we will start to trust them willing to do anything for them, sending them some nude pictures and others. This statement supported in a research by Jack Levin. (2016), highlighted that the smartest person can be taken in during the early stages of the dating process and Except now it’s more sophisticated and fabricates because they can pretty much change their identity to make it fit a new reality. Is this a proper way to express our love towards them? No, not at all.
In Conclusion, Online dating is something we shouldn’t support among teenagers. Online dating has it’s good and bad. It is bad because it might lead the teenagers of a different path like sexual predators who using the online app in a bad way and cheating someone with fake id for fun. It can be good because they might find their partners (as in the good once) which also might change their lives forever. I think its really up to some individuals because some are there to just “play” with the girl or boy and some are there to find their future partners. I hope you understand with what I am trying to say about online dating and hope no one will get influenced by social media and dating apps. We should use dating apps in good ways and for good purpose, like to find future partners.