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meating someone online.... does it really work?
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wwwdontpushmenet
Jul 30, 2009
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yes, meeting online does work! (relationship)


tricitymerchants11
Jul 30, 2009
2 convinced
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Meeting people online is a great thing and does work. Of course there is the occasional horror story or very bad experience (having provoked a crime). But there is a bad experience in everything, but the good far outweighs the bad.

I have met women off internet dating sites and have even met people who share the same interest of softball and whom might be interested in joining a tournament, etc.

There is nothing wrong with getting acquainted with someone on the internet. It's the way of life to find information via online and communicate with family and friends, so why not to meet new people?? And for people like myself, who tends to shy away from social places like bars, clubs, and overcrowded places, meeting people on the internet avoids all the awkwardness that comes with meeting someone in person for the first time.

Many of us have developed relationships with the regulars on this website. Is that to say that if the opportunity arose, we would be totally against meeting one of them in person? Even for a cup of coffee? It would be adventurous and exciting.

I am 100% for meeting people on the internet.

 
tricitymerchants11
Jul 30, 2009
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: rebirth Show

Oh really? I've had many successful relationships with people (women for dating and men for different interests) so why doesn't it work?

I am a huge advocate for online relationships.

 
christine
Jul 30, 2009
1 convinced
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Its better than bars.

 
wwwdontpushmenet
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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idk it depends on how much you know that person or get to know them! granted they can lie much easier online, but it all depends i think!

 
thoughtprocess
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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Uh huh huh huh ... you said "meating" uh huh huh huh.

 
teachme
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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Finding someone you click with is never easy, online or offline, but...yes, yes....it can work! :)

 
pizzaguy
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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I say yes because...My girlfriend and I have been living together for ten years since we met on line in 1998.

 
pizzaguy
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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I say yes because...My girlfriend and I have been living together for ten years since we met on line in 1998.

 
pizzaguy
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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Sorry about that.

 
accipiter
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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Meeting people online is just a bit awkward at first but smooths out. The primary problem would start with the distance involved. I you are setting the parameters at the beginning that you are looking for a match then you can eliminate anyone with the distance concern. If the meeting is unintentional then the process of elimination doesn't come into play.
Once hooked you have to deal with the downsides

 
wwwdontpushmenet
Aug 02, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: tonk Show

ok i'm pretty sure the person who started this meant meeting!


 
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no, meeting online does not work! (relationship)


notreallysure
Jul 30, 2009
1 convinced
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I think there is too much going against it to be honest. Even trying to figure out if they mean what they say online is true. But I think you can really get a feeling about them if you read what they write and they don't know that its you reading it.Then there is a matter of hoping they respond then if they do to see if its the same kind of chat in private. There is just so much time wasted with various people you may just be better off meeting them for real.
I am sure there has been an instant connection sometimes but I think it would be more rare than common.

 
frankiej4189
Jul 30, 2009
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: teachme Show

"Finding someone you click with"

...pun intended i'm sure : )

 
rebirth
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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It works in theory, but almost never in practice. :)

 
rebirth
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: tricitymerchants11 Show

I fully support online networking as well.

I was simply making a joke which referred to the King of the Hill debate about communism.

 
rebirth
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: pizzaguy Show

There is a small pencil-shaped button on the bottom of your posts which allows you to edit your argument.

 
frankiej4189
Jul 30, 2009
0 convinced
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I made a debate about this a while back and it sparked some great discussion. In order to save myself some time, here's a Copy-Paste of my original thoughts, the link to that old debate is below as well...

Dr. Drew has a radio show on every Monday-Thursday and last time i listened to him he was talking about this. What he said is (heavy paraphrase) that internet dating is unhealthy and is almost a pathetic attempt for two people to make a relationship. He wasn't trying to be mean or pick on people that would use the service, just making a social observation.

He went on to say that when someone is looking for their "perfect match" online, they can search for people using an in-depth personality test that automatically matches people up based on these extensive tests. Well the problem with that is the person looking for love online sees that someone matched their personality traits and they wrongfully get the impression that this person is going to be everything the test said they were going to be i.e. perfect or close to it. This automatically sets up a sandy foundation because the budding relationship starts to grow into something more serious and the two people involved have a set-in-stone idea of what their new significant other is supposed to be like and its almost never that way.

He went on to say that another major foundational flaw with online dating is that their is no real face to face communication that starts things off. Dr. Drew felt that if you want to be an active member in something as complicated and serious as a loving relationship then you NEED to be able to communicate openly, not behind the mask of the internet.
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http://convinceme.net/coldebate/5064/Internet-Dating-Mentally-Healthy-or-Unhealthy-for-those-Involved.html

 
tonk
Jul 31, 2009
0 convinced
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I don't know if MEATing someone over the internet is even possible....

 
tonk
Aug 03, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: wwwdontpushmenet Show

I'm not convinced...can you guarantee that (s)he did not mean: bludgeoning someone using a chicken wing? Which leads to my previous statement - "not sure whether this is possible over the internet"

 


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