This pandemic has certainly isolated all of us. I am sure that a lot of people who are reading this or feeling very alone because you probably are alone. The government has advised people to stay inside the comfort of their own homes to escape or evade the virus. The virus basically spreads by human contact, through coughs, sneezes and other means. Millions of people around the world have been infected with the virus, including the President of the United States of America. The pandemic is undoubtedly one of the most serious things to happen to the world, in a long time. In such perilous times, I am sure we all feel lonely. The Internet makes the world a much smaller place. The Internet has made it possible for us to reach out to our loved ones, no matter how far they are.
Firstly we need to talk about three things. We need to talk about access; we need to talk about matching, and then finally, we need to talk about communication.
We need to have proper access to these particular sites or apps. For this, we need a decent and working smartphone or a computer. Secondly, we need to talk about matching. We have to do a good job at choosing these people, and the algorithm matches the people with our profiles. Finally, when we are talking about communication, I mean communicating what you like and what you don’t like, when you start talking. If you are looking for a proper relationship, I feel that transparent communication is essential. Without communication, every single relationship will have problems. You need to communicate what you like and what you don’t like. If you are someone who is just looking to hook up, there are many apps out there for you which I will be talking about. A lot of people are lacking the warmth of human contact, and that is why they use these apps. They use these apps because they lack human contact in their real lives. The warmth of human interaction is absent, especially because of the pandemic. Like I said at the beginning, the pandemic has done a fantastic job at isolating us and making us feel lonely.
Here are some pros and cons that I have listed out.
One of the pros that I would like to talk about is that online dating provides people with access at any time of the day no matter where you are. I feel that it is a huge advantage that you can meet anybody virtually, at any time. You can put in what you like and what you don’t like, and the algorithm matches you with people who are similar to you. Sometimes these relationships work out, and sometimes they don’t. Whether they work out or not is completely dependent on you and the person you meet. It is not appropriate to blame the software, because all the software does is match you with people who are similar to you, and it also matches you with people who have similar interests.