Posts Tagged ‘potential dating partner’
Friday, August 10th, 2012
We all are aware about the wide use of online dating sites by singles to find their dating partner and its growing as more and more young singles are hooking to find love in this way. However, there are singles who are still cautious about it because they think that online dating sites will work or but they are suspicious of the social acceptance of these online dating sites.
Here are some of the questions that play mind games with these singles –
1. What about my reputation if someone from my professional contacts found me online on these dating sites.
2. Am I looking desperate?
3. Will it hurt my professional career if a new recruiter found me on these online dating while doing research?
All of the above questions are valid but, someone in their 20’s asking a question on acceptance of online dating is a bit strange. In fact this is the generation that supposed to be more advanced and forward thinking than the those who actually created the concept of online dating all those years ago.
Let’s take it this way, does it really matter where you find your true love? Before the online dating era singles used to meet their potential dating partner at a pub, bar and other social places and some of them still find their partner this way. Just like that online dating sites became a new destination for all, it as source to meet potential dating partners. The online dating industry is close to 15 years old now and don’t think for a moment if there is any confusion about its social acceptance.
Greg Woldrof – Former CEO of eHarmony (2006-2011) made some very interesting comment on this as people will say all good thing about the online dating if it works well for them and vise versa. He also added that it does not leave any negative impact between your friends or recruiters and it depends on your own attitude.
Comment on this article and tell us about your views on the social acceptance of online dating sites.
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
The future of online dating in South Asia is bright and this is the recent development that has happened in southern part of Asia especially in India. Matrimonial sites are dominant and very popular in India like Shaadi.com and Bharatmatrimony.com to name few. There is separate segment of college attending young Indian online singles hooking up through social networking sites and group networking sites, which is understandable at this age.
However, there is segment of singles graduated from college, working and do not want to get married before say 28. They did not have enough options to find the potential dating partner and thus far the word “Dating” is taboo in India society. However young, out spoken and independent online singles from urban India is changing the we date such as the new dating site from India, TwoMangoes.com.
TwoMangoes.com work on a similar model as Jumpdates.com and has been created with the user in minf. As a member you need points to connect with other singles and for that you need to be active on different sections of the site. You get mangoes on TwoMangoes.com as you become active and this has been designed and developed giving priority to Indian online singles. There are a few dating sites in the Indian market like Zoosk.com and GirlsDateForfree.com. But, that is again mainly used by singles looking for online friendship and could be that they also have their facebook app.
TwoMangoes has created some buzz after the launch, touching the taboo subject of dating in Indian society especially amongst the older generation. Website holds lots of potential and ample market to explore being the lone player in the online dating industry in India but it does still have long way to go.