Dating Website : a new mean to communicate
To create relationships : friendly, romantic, sexual
o Registration requirement : Personal information (name,age, location) Psychological test Free or not o Many available services Webcam chats, telephone chat, message boards
Is using a dating website a good way to find love ?
Part I : History Part 2 : Important figures
Part 3 : The motion (pros – cons)
First dating website : classmates.com (american) 1995
2001 : 2 types of interactionare possible Matchmaking
By affinity and compatibility
Free chat between people of the community
• Evolution of dating websites : creation of Second LifeImportant figures
$ 469,5 million spent by american residents in 2004
against $ 932 million expected for 2011.
844 lifestyles and dating websites in 2007 : increase of
35 % in three years.
30 % of the 80 million babyboomers are single Explanation of the dating websites’ growth frequentation
Pros : a modern and easy way
A new tool to express yourself Possibility to chatwhenever you want, with who you want A way to meet people from different horizons -
You can choose which relation you are interested in : Friendship Romance Sexual
Cons : The meeting
Unnaturalmeeting It breaks the charm of the unexpected meeting Embarrassment of the meeting after just a brief
exchange of e-mails
Pros : avoid loneliness
Every kind of people can find itssoulmate : Shy persons Gay community • Set up of organized parties • No obligation because you have no link with the
Cons : Immorality
The price Rationalisation of love
CriteriaCons : Criterias
• They are polemical : incomes, age, social status,
• Opposites attract each other
• Elements of your everyday life
• Without photo, you are not raised...
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