Online communication has become an integral part of most of our lives, and yet many people continue to view those they meet on the Internet with suspicion.
They imagine that online forums are filled with sexual predators and people using false identities. Online interactions vary in terms of two major questions: (1) What venues are we using to communicate, and, (2) What are we lying about?
This perception is fueled by sensationalistic cases like the Craigslist Killer and the false identities created by subjects on MTV’s . To address the first issue, there are many ways to meet people online—dating sites, chat rooms or forums, or social networking sites.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.The second issue—what individuals are most likely to lie about—can be divided into several categories, including physical appearance, education, relationship or job status, and issues related to personality traits and interests.When we might be especially honest Surprisingly, people can sometimes be more authentic online than offline in the way they express their personality.It’s Just Lunch, a matchmaking firm for busy professionals, gave us a look at their own internal insights on the subject.The team’s “Dating, Dining, and Push-Ups” survey investigated the link between healthy habits and dating, and the results are striking.Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.