For and against internet dating
Synchronous communication occurs when two or more participants are interacting in real time via voice or text chat.A major benefit in the rise of Internet dating is the decrease in prostitution.An internet relationship is a relationship between people who have met online, and in many cases know each other only via the Internet.Online relationships are similar in many ways to pen pal relationships.People no longer need to search on the streets to find casual relationships.They can find them online if that is what they desire.This relationship can be between people in different regions, different countries, different sides of the world, or even people who reside in the same area but do not communicate in person. Michael Jaffe, author of Gender, Pseudonyms, and CMC: Masking Identities and Baring Souls, "the Internet was originally established to expedite communication between governmental scientists and defense experts, and was not at all intended to be the popular 'interpersonal mass medium' it has become", yet new and revolutionary devices enabling the mass public to communicate online are constantly being developed and released.Rather than having many devices for different uses and ways of interacting, communicating online is more accessible and cheaper by having an Internet function built into one device, such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and smartphones.
Otherwise, the term is quite broad and can include relationships based upon text, video, audio, or even virtual character.This relationship can be romantic, platonic, or even based on business affairs.An internet relationship (or online relationship) is generally sustained for a certain amount of time before being titled a relationship, just as in-person relationships.Internet dating websites offer matchmaking services for people to find love or whatever else they may be looking for.
Other ways of communicating online with these devices are via services and applications such as Email, Skype, IChat, instant messaging programs, social networking services, asynchronous discussion groups, online games, virtual worlds and the World Wide Web.
Some of these ways of communicating online are asynchronous (meaning not in real time), such as You Tube and some are synchronous (immediate communication), such as Twitter.