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The Age Thing On Your Online Dating Profile

Jul 26, 2008
Meeting people online opened a whole new world and level of dating. For many people it is easier to find a partner through an online dating service for several reasons.

These reasons include matching due to similar hobbies, likes, interests, age and even special requests. This kind of dating has also gotten very popular due to the fact that one does not have to completely exposed. You do not have to walk up to someone else to be able to meet someone.

Online dating means one can choose someone else due to many factors and then get a first contact started by writing a letter or e-mail.

Meeting someone special online also opened the possibility to display only parts or a few facts of oneself. You can offer certain information about yourself when you are ready.

Online dating profiles allow for any data to be used the way the user wants. One can tell that he is 30 even though he might have just passed the big 40. For many people the question pops up. Is it ok to change the age detail in an online profile to be able to attract a greater variety of partners?

First of all, this largely depends on what the user wants to do with the online relationship that will ultimately take place. If the relationship stays in the internet world and never comes into the real world, it is not one hundred percent important to state all the facts properly.

For some people, the online world is a second chance life. It is more like a fantasy world and they can be whomever they want to. But if the online dating services are used to get into a real world relationship and to find a partner for life or just for a certain amount of time, any facts in the profile should be true facts. Relationships cannot be built on lies. It is a big difference if one is only 29 or 49.

People of different ages have different interests, different friends and hobbies. Even if one looks very young, the difference in age will just be apparent at some point.

It might work for a first date or two, especially if one looks younger than one is, but if the relationship grows, so will the trust.

At some point it will happen that the partner finds out about the true age and then other questions will come up. If the age is not right, a partner might think about what else in the relationship is not true. What else might not have been told and what else is based on a lie?

Of course, it might be harder to find a greater variety of partners once certain stages in life have been passed. Even if more people bite on to a online dating profile because one falls into the age range, once a relationship has been established, it will be hard to keep the truth from coming out and then looking like a lie.

Additionally, most relationships are based on a similar age range and therefore changing the fact of age on an online dating profile might attract the wrong-aged crowd.
The online dating profile is generally used to find a partner, just as before the Internet age. The courtship and flirting stage was used to find a partner.

For many people walking up to someone else is very hard for many different reasons, such as shyness and wrong self-image. The Internet portal can be a great choice to find a partner, but it is still a door into a relationship and therefore should be treated with respect and truthfulness.
About the Author
Sokot Publishing is the author of "Online Dating Pros and Cons" guiding people interested in finding love online, but not sure what is the best way to start.
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