BY LINKETSANG MOYO
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships. With the rise of social media like WhatsApp and Facebook among others, we have seen the rise of online dating hence we can say there has been an ‘online dating zeitgeist.’ Online dating is a way of starting a romantic relationship on the internet, by giving information about yourself or replying to someone else’s information. We have seen online dating sites like Twoo, DatingVIP and Blombi.com
Well there are two sides to every story. Some individuals think that online dating is the best thing that technologies have ever brought and some think online dating is the worst nightmare they have ever experienced. Let’s hear what the youth of today have to say about the’ baeism’ online.
Unny Mags ‘Well I think online dating is not a good thing because there are pseudo characters online. You won’t be able to know whether the person you are chatting with is a real character or a crazy individual who is just bored and is trying to get rid of his boredom by creating imagined characters to scam people. That is very scandalous’
Evans Bond ‘I think online dating is a good thing because there is a high possibility of you meeting someone you love with dating sites whereby you can specify what kind of people you wanna interact with and you get feedback. So I can say online dating has broken up boundaries in the manner that someone gets to interact with individuals of other nationalities and these relationships that come out can even lead to marriage. However on one hand, I think online dating is dangerous as people can scam you’
Leanda ‘Online dating is not good because you can find yourself interacting with the wrong people as you may fall into the trap of Satanists. Let’s face it, most individuals online use fake names and I can say online relationships are just imagined relationships where imagined individuals meet online talking about imagined lifestyles’
Sihle ‘ To me online dating is a good thing that has ever happened because it is through online dating sites like Twoo that I met my boyfriend and up until now we are still in a relationship and I am happy about it’
Well I couldn’t have said it better myself, people have got different points of view in as much as online dating is concerned. We can make it a subject of discussion along the corridors.