Online Dating – The Future


 

By Lucas Owen

 

Online dating has come a long way since its humble beginnings. However, has it reached its peak? What, if anything, remains in store for this phenomenon?

Mobile Dating

Online dating through mobile phones are becoming increasingly popular, but they still have a way to go. At no charge, Adultfriendfinder.com has a feature called “PrivateCall” which actually lets its members talk to each other through their mobile phones. Members are also able to maintain their anonymity by not having to trade phone numbers. It is likely that a lot of online dating sites will integrate mobile phone technology into their product. In other words, more and more members will be able to connect with each other through using mobile phones. In fact, the computer keyboard may become obsolete when people start joining online dating sites by merely pressing a mobile phone app.

More Niche Sites

There will be an increase in niche dating sites. These are dating sites that are more geared towards a specific need. This is the future because the more general dating websites have that part of the market covered. As the number of people using internet dating sites increase, there will naturally be an increase in the types of people that use these dating sites. Different people have different tastes. Currently, there are dating sites out there that cater to a person’s specific religion, sexual orientation and even socioeconomic status. These types of niche specific dating websites will most certainly become more prevalent in the future.

Connected Media

Online dating has truly come a long way. There was a time when people felt that those who met through an online dating service were strange or desperate. That has since changed. As online dating becomes more and more popular, it will become a part of connected media. In other words, there is a good chance that you may see online dating website applications integrated in all kinds of media from your source of daily news to even a tie in with grocery store promotions. There was a time when cell phones and television sets were only for the privileged. Since then, these items have become easy to acquire for almost everyone. The frequency in which we see online dating sites integrated into our everyday life will become as commonplace as reading the Sunday newspaper.

Event Dating Sites

Online dating sites provide a marvelous opportunity for people to meet and converse in cyberspace. However, in the future, there may be an advent of dating sites that actually facilitate an in-person meeting through arranging an event that two members can meet at. In other words, instead of the continuous back and forth of email messages that could ultimately fizzle out, singles may be given an option provided by the dating website that allows the site to arrange an in-person meeting for them. The dating site would then use the information it has on these two singles to locate a great place that they both can meet in-person. This will turn the cyber aspect of the whole internet dating phenomenon in on its head. It will not only give people the opportunity to meet in an environment that most human beings are most comfortable in, the outdoors, but it will also take the guesswork out of how and where to meet someone for the first time.

Without a doubt, online dating has a bright future ahead of it. Quite frankly, the sky is the limit as to how far this phenomenon will go.

 

 

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