Originally Posted by Lorie D.
I was just wondering what everyone thought of online dating. Do you think it's a good way to meet someone? Or do you think it gives some people an easy way to be dishonest and isn't worth the risk? Also, what about meeting someone on a site that isn't a dating site?
I can only share my experience. Of 4 people, including myself, who met folks via a forum (so not a traditional dating site), 3 of the 4 got married, and one engaged, 2 marriages still going, the 3rd ended in divorce, and the engagement was terminated (after a couple of years).
I would never have met my very extraordinary (imo) dh if it were not for the internet...he lived on one coast, I on another, he was newly honorably discharged military, I was working 12 hr night shifts as an l&d rn, showing cats when off and awake
But...our common interests led us to be on the same internet specialty forum and that plus God's intentions (imo) is why we met.
I would say be cautious...folks are not always able to be honest, or sometimes are afraid to show who they really are. Email courting can allow them a way to hide or pretend to be someone they are not. That said, there is something very old fashioned and time tested about courting through the power of the written word (be it on paper or via email).