Many people turn to dating websites in hopes of finding true love. The question is, will they be able to join an online dating organization. Before you are matched up with anyone, you must first answer tons of questions about yourself to see if you are worthy of becoming a part of the “dating community.” It gets tricky when not all dating websites are ready to welcome you in based on how you answered their survey. In another blog post, eHarmony is examined and it suprised me how picky they are. I have always been pretty skeptical when it comes to online dating because you never know who someone actually is until you meet them. They could be lying about and that scares me. What I found to be interesting about eHarmony, is that they have been known to turn people down simply because they did not return a library book. Also, if a persons answer leads to the suspicionthat they are mentally unstable then they will also reject them. Turning someone away because they did not return a library book is crazy! What I want to know is how is eHarmony, along with all the other dating websites, preventing potential murderers and sex offenders from their site. Anyone can falsley answer a question to make it appear they are normal. Another thing that bothers me is the idea of the dating website all together. We have turned to this idea that the only way we can find love is if a computer matches us up with someone. I know that there are many success stories about people who met on an online dating site and fell madly in love. What I don’t understand is why couldn’t those same people meet someone on their own? We have always relied on technology since it was created, but I think that who you marry should be determined on your own. I’ve heard the argument that people do not have as much time to go out and meet other people because of work and other time consuming activities, but if someone really wants to meet someone with the intentions of a potential marriage, then they will make time for it. I would never be able to trust a dating website for the fear of someone pretending to be someone else. It is too risky and dangerous to me. Websites, such as eHarmony, do screen potential participants, but is there any real way to prevent the people you really don’t want?
There is a video about a woman who almost fell for a con artist on eHarmony. It would not let me add it on to here, but if any one is interested you can go here http://youtu.be/uTm3OrJBQC8.