The opinion of people who know of someone who does online dating is normally one of curiosity and sometimes interest.
If this is a person who has never done online dating before, they may become inquisitive about it.
They don’t necessarily have an opinion quite yet about online dating because they don’t know much about it.
This is why they become inquisitive.
There is a good chance that this isn’t the first time this person has come across someone who does online dating.
They may have known someone else, perhaps through work, who gave online dating a try.
They may have been in a group of people with this person included, possibly having lunch at work, when this work colleague mentioned that they are online dating.
At the time, this person may not have thought too much of it.
Perhaps they thought it a little strange that someone would choose to meet a complete stranger through the internet.
However, they didn’t give this much thought after this conversation at work.
However, fast forward to today and here is yet another person that is telling them that they are online dating.
This is a person that they may even be closer to than the previous work colleague.
This person may even be a friend.
Now, their curiosity is piqued.
Again, in the past, they haven’t had much of an opinion about online dating.
However, now that this topic has sneaked up on them yet again, they are quite curious.
They may be in a position where they want to form a better opinion about this whole online dating thing.
Perhaps with that kind of knowledge, they may be in a better position to advice their friend on certain aspects of their interaction with these potential romantic prospects online.
This is when this person starts learning more about online dating.
They ask questions about how their friend got into it, what it is like and how these strangers online behave.
They may have preconceived notions about the dangers of meeting people online that are total strangers.
Somewhere in this person’s subconscious, they may remember themselves as children being told by their parents not to talk to strangers.
Hence, there may be a slight bias in their thinking when it comes to online dating.
A bias that they may have never really been entirely aware of.
However, it may have been a bias that has kept them from investigating this whole online dating thing in the past.
Again, it is not like this is the first time that this person is hearing about online dating.
As this person continues getting an account of how online dating is from their friend over a sustained period of time, they come to understand it more and they are able to form a real opinion on it.
The opinion they form depends on the kind of experience this friend is having with online dating.
If it is a positive experience, this person’s opinion becomes positive, though mildly cautious.
If it is a negative experience, this person’s opinion becomes negative and they may also feel a slight vindication in the warnings that their parents gave them as children about talking to strangers.
In the end though, regardless of whether you as a person have an opinion on online dating or not, there is an obvious curiosity about it on your part.
No one else can truly fulfill that curiosity unless you experience the topic in question for yourself.
Being that some people have positive experiences in online dating and others don’t, you may be better off trying online dating for yourself in order to find out which side of that balance you fall on.
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