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The Basics of Online Dating

Online Dating is a considerable learning process for both genders. It will help one understand more about what they are looking for in both themselves and in their ideal partner. In addition to that, Dating Online is a great exposure in learning how to embrace who you are and express yourself to a broad range of people.

The internet. The world of the wonders where you can simply find anything online. From what Beyonce have worn, to a picture of your mother’s lunch, the internet is simply amazing when it comes to searching for information. Just ask ‘Google’ right? These days, the internet is not only used for funny cat videos or finding unkempt photos of that mean homeroom teacher. It is also used to find “The One”.

With the intention of being able to contact someone whom you are compatible with, with just a few clicks, the concept of Online Dating has been born. Basically, the idea is, you and the other thousands upload a photo which shows your best side. Thereafter you can choose to fill in your profile manually or you can link your Facebook to your profile and have it filled automatically. Depending on which platform you are using, you are to answer some questions provided. This helps the system understand what kind of partner you are looking for. Thenceforth, you will be assigned the power of choosing your victims; Flipping to the right to express your affection or flipping to the left to show your animosity. If both you and your person of interest demonstrate sentiment towards each other, you can start reciprocating. If not, there are always other fishes in the sea.

This whole concept is made for those who are looking to balance out their social life, work life, and love life as timely as possible. Gone are the days where you have to go on multiple dates to finally realize that this person is not suited for you. Now, we have the internet for that.

Aside from the time-saving factor, there are many other upsides to dating online. First and foremost, you get to talk to loads of people without having to step out of your bedroom, let alone your house for that point. For extrovert homebodies, it would actually be a dream come true. For introverts, it would be a great practice of being more courageous in talking to others. In addition to that, online dating is a great opportunity for one to understand the opposite gender better. Females will realize that not all guys are unemotional, unvirtuous people who have no sense of loyalty. Whilst, males will realize that the sexual harassment is not attractive.

Besides learning about other’s perspectives and life, you will get to learn more about yourself and help develop yourself as a person even more. Introverts will feel more confident in themselves and will be more courageous in talking to others. Extroverts will soon understand which traits they should withhold and to process before they blabber. Overall online daters will learn more about what they want and need in their ideal partner.

As divine and effortless as the perks may seem, there are always downsides to every situation. One of them would be, being judged by the folks around you. Many people have this concept that no emotional heartbreak will be spared for Online Dating is often seen as ‘unreal’; I for one disagree. A large percentage of the users, regardless of gender, put their whole self out there hoping to find that someone whom they can spend their life with. They invested a huge amount time, effort and emotional energy on the application to get to know the other party so that they can finally bring them out on a date. Even if it comes to a point where the date does not happen, the time, effort and emotions invested into knowing the other party cannot be retrieved. The thought of losing someone or finding out someone is not as into you as you thought they are just as devastating. Regardless of it being face to face or through a screen, feelings will still be crushed.  However, the worst part is having the people around you not understand what you are going through and judge you for that.

Another downside would be time wastage on the wrong guys. As mentioned in the paragraph above, these dating apps are for one to be more conducive in their use of time. Thus, when an unwanted cat call comes rushing your way or the person which you relate to, is not looking for the same thing as you, can make this whole thing rather frustrating. Not to mention time-consuming. On top of that, you will learn that some people does not take no as an answer. Hence the production of ‘Online Dating Fails’.

The third drawback would be to having too many fishes in the sea. Never thought that having too many options to choose from will be a problem right? Well, it is. Especially if all of these ‘fishes’ decided to talk to you at once. As honorable as it may be to have that many pursuers, it’s also rather distracting. You tend to jump from conversation to another causing you to be confused with your pursuers’ habits. On top of that, it is rather difficult to form an emotional connection with anyone.  In fact, you’re just going through the motions and replying all these people indifferently.

The last drawback would be despite all the time, efforts and emotions devoted, you might not be able to find your ideal match.  One must always remember that nothing is certain for such things. Online dating is just a way for you to increase the chances of you finding your companion, not a guaranteed method.

All in all, Online Dating is a considerable learning process for both genders. It will help one understand more about what they are looking for in both themselves and in their ideal partner. In addition to that, Dating Online is a great exposure in learning how to embrace who you are and express yourself to a broad range of people. Users must also keep in mind that not everyone have the same mind-set as them nor are as honest as they seemed to be online. Thus, one must always remember to stay safe and learn when to reject unobtrusively if they do not do not feel comfortable with the person they are talking to.

At the end of the day, you might actually catch yourself a golden fish. If not, just enjoy the experience, be patient and be thankful that you got to see this side of the virtual world and grow because of it. 

Shi Hui | IreviewUread

Shi Hui | IreviewUread

More than a Beauty Blogger, Less than a Youtuber. Shi Hui is a confused being that produce beauty and lifestyle reviews on her blog and youtube channel. Besides that she also produces DIY tutorial and vlogs about her life in Singapore. Read all that and more on her website.

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286 Comments

  1. I have never tried online dating but I think people try online dating because it is not hard especially with thousands of websites and online apps right now and it is basically one-click-away. People can just put their interests about a guy or woman they want to interact with and it is much detailed and easier than in person where you have to know the person deeply to know that they are for you. People are contented to love the words they read and take what they can get from the screen. People tries online dating thinking that they can find their ideal person or their ‘The One’.

    Maybe, people loves the idea that it’s much easier to look for someone in online dating platforms than having to look personally on their own. They can just change their selves better online so that other users will like them. Users want to meet people to talk, to make friends, more than friends relationship, for pleasure, or someone to pass their times. Other users want to meet someone from their opposite sex and find someone they are compatible with.

    Online dating platforms have advantage and disadvantages but it’s up to the users on how they will use the platforms at their own advantage.

  2. John Rey Dungca ACT 184
    Online dating services give you the ability to access hundreds of profiles. You can learn more about any of your virtual “matches” before you make any kind of connection with them.
    Your prospective love connections are not limited by the people you meet in your job, school, or social circle.
    If you choose a reputable, reliable, and established online dating site, you will find a number of security measures set up to retain your privacy and safety. Some of these sites do a criminal record background check and some check to make sure that prospective members are, indeed, single. Before you sign up with an online dating service, look to see what kinds of safety measures they have put into place.
    You make the decision whether to meet someone. And you make the decision whether to share any of your personal information. Again, if you have signed up for a reliable site, your personal information is kept confidential until the point at which you decide to share it.
    Online dating sites have a number of different tools that make looking for a match a truly entertaining and enjoyable experience. Some sites offer personality tests, image uploads and some have personal ads with audio and or video.
    Online dating is reasonably affordable. Most of the reliable sites charge a fee for membership (all those safety measures aren’t free) but most of them also have a free trial period where you can try out the site and see what it offers before you sign up for a longer membership.

    2)There’s a lot to say for being single. When I was younger I realized that I had developed a pattern of going from relationship to relationship, simply because I was afraid to be alone. I finally decided to take a year off from men. The first part of that year was rough, I wasn’t used to being by myself and wasn’t comfortable with it. The second half was great though. I learned that I like myself, and like being on my own almost as much as I like being with someone. I’m so much happier now because of it. I’m more confident in myself and in my relationship because I know it’s not something I need, but something I’m in simply because it’s what makes me happy.

    I think learning how to be happy by yourself would benefit you, and I think you need to work through your loneliness for that to happen. It won’t be fun, but the benefits make it worth it, in my opinion.

  3. ACT-183
    A.) I think some people try online dating because of convenient and they see it as a past time for them to talk to some strangers. There are so many factors why people try online dating for example a person is brokenhearted and want to replace his/her love one, the person is bored and want to talk to strangers, the person is depressed and want to share his thoughts to other people. But of course, online dating sites/apps has so many disadvantages because you are talking to a stranger who you did not know his/her personality there is a higher chance that the person you are talking is lying to you in online. Some people try online dating out of their curiosity to find their lucky one. But my advice to the people who are in online dating sites/apps just be aware always and don’t trust a stranger easily. Because you don’t know the true color of that person and might have a bad intention in you. I am not against the people who are in online dating but they should be aware of the person they are talking with.

    B.) My thoughts on the people who are in dating site just to form relationship with other people like FUBU (Fuck buddy) or Friends with benefits are completely trash. Because they use this dating apps online just for their sexual compliment when they are horny and want to get a boy/girl easily. Because in online you can receive sweet words but you don’t know the real intention of that person. That’s why you need to completely know that person before you trust him/her. My advice to girls who are in online dating apps/sites. Don’t trust a stranger easily because you don’t know the intention of that stranger. Because there a lot of bad guys out there online who can do bad things to you. They can put you in a state that you two are fuck buddy and have a sex anytime you want. Not only for the girls of course but for all genders you must be completely aware and don’t trust a stranger easily. Again, I am not against the people who are in online dating I am just saying the risk you are taking if you use online dating apps/sites. For the people who are using online dating apps/sites for sexual activities. Be a good person and have a conscience on other people. Don’t take advantage on other people by using online dating.

  4. I think people start online dating because nowadays some people think that it doesn’t matter if they meet online. Technology is everywhere they meet online then later on they will meet in person.

    My thoughts about online dating for me it is okay as long as you know what your doing and know what is right to do. As long as your happy do what you want.

  5. Some people trying online dating because I think they find it fun to use with. In just few clicks they can now find their “the one”. For me, we should not find the person who will love us in the future because if they are the one who is destined for us they are spontaneous in the right time. We should not be hasten to find our special someone and let the destiny find it for us when the right time has come.

    I think people who form a friends with benefits relationship or are active by the use of online dating apps and site are really bored or they are nothing to do so this apps or site are there way to not get bored. Also, maybe they using this kind of apps to find their “the one” who willing to have their relationship with them. Dating with someone is really improve nowadays and very different from before because today most men they can get now their girls in just simple jokes and other girls are easy to fall in that jokes. Before, if you really want that girl you need to make special effort to get her sweet yes but in the generation today I can say that it is really far from before. For me, If there is someone who will court me, I want to see first if he really have effort just to get my yes because that is one of my want in a man, his effort is really important and also the attitude that will not changed even if we are already in a relationship.

    -ACT 185-

  6. Ma. Alcyra Aira M. Santos
    ACT 184

    For my opinion, today’s society is becoming toxic as the days goes by. Society formulate different standards that should be meet by individuals in order for them to become “cool” and “in”. Regardless of the harm that it may bring towards one’s self, the pressure to become one of the many is being rampant nowadays.

    One of those many standards is having a romantic relationship. I think today’s society is missing out the real essence of a relationship. The social media’s impact to the way of thinking of an individual is becoming more obvious than it seems. When you have a social media account, you’ll frequently see different posts bragging about their romantic life just like by experiencing surprises, being given chocolates and flowers and such. I think that is the main reason why people are becoming more impulsive and wanting also to have one. Its because they are feeling pressured because for them it feels like they are out of the league where everyone is doing something that they don’t, which is totally wrong. Also, the stereotyping between single and taken is being normalize these days where in individuals are being labeled and when you are in the side where it is opposite to many, you’ll be judged. In addition, I think it is contributung factor that today’s generation is somehow broken over something that they can’t name, in short, they are problematic. The possible solution that comes up to their minds is having special someone who will always be there for them regardless of the circumstances thats is why they will take the risk of online dating. How idealistic isn’t it?

    Based on my personal experience, I am currently dating the same guy for the past three years. Having that kind of relationship requires time and a strong foundation and because of that I develop an idea in me that I have so much respect for everyone’s relationship. Again, for my opinion, I’m not against on having a type of friends with benefits kind of relationship but if you are someone who are important for me, my advice will be is to stop doing such kind of thing. As you can see on my previous blogs, I highly emphasizes self-love and care. By doing such actions, for me, its a way of disrespecting yourself. I may be have a liberated side whenever I speak boldly that totally contradicts conservatism but I still believe that giving such kind of “benefit” needs to be given to someone who is worth of it. Also, those actions can harm you somewhere in the near future. These days, scandals in any form is becoming wide spread and one of the main reason for an incident like that happening is for trusting someone that they think they know. Just imagine how much it will cost to give yourself to someone who you barely know. I believe that we all have this sexual side deep within us and I have few friends that are doing FWB and do one-night stands. There is nothing that I can do for them to stop doing that but I won’t stop givibg them advices that they deserve something more than that. More than just someone who gives the benefit and being left out. I know everyone deserve something that is actually higher more than what they are currently receiving.

  7. Why do you think people try online dating?

    The widespread popularity of the Internet has made it possible for people to use the web as a dating tool. Some have embraced the concept of online dating, while others hesitate to take the plunge. In fact, online dating may be an ideal choice for several reasons. I think, some of the reasons why other people try online dating is because first of all, the Internet is so accessible. These days, we can use the Internet on our computers, phones and other devices. It makes us connect easily to the people inside the online dating sites. Secondly, online dating allows us to meet new people without revealing any personal information beyond our profiles. Furthermore, we may choose not to meet in person until we feel that we have established a trusting relationship and are comfortable with the idea. By raising the security of the dating process, online dating services allow us to relax and truly let their personalities shine through. And lastly,online dating is cost efficient. In the real world, dating a person can include the cost of meals, movie tickets and gas. If the date does not go as planned, the money spent will feel like a loss. This way, anyone can date more people while spending less money, and the more people you date, the more likely your chances are for finding the right mate. ?

    Santos, Maecy Chandy G.
    ACT184

  8. ACT182
    For me, people try online dating because they are curious what’s that all about. Some people are in a rush and hoping to find their partner instantly by just pressing the button and have a conversation to a stranger. They are thinking, “What if he/she is the one?” So, that is their mindset. Because for others nowadays, it isn’t important if you’ve known each other for several years, what matters for them is, if they click for each other, then that is the beginning of their so-called romance.

  9. FIEL, AILENE L.
    ACT 183

    Nowadays, technology makes our lives easier and more comfortable in some aspects. We can communicate every minute and every second of the day wherever we are. People take the chance to meet new people in their lives and find their so called “soulmates”. I think people try online dating because they lack of confidence. They find it difficult to express their selves freely in person. One more reason why people use the online dating because there is a low chance to be friendzone by someone.

  10. The widespread popularity of the Internet has made it possible for people to use the web as a dating tool. Some have embraced the concept of online dating, while others hesitate to take the plunge. In fact, online dating may be an ideal choice for several reasons. I think, some of the reasons why other people try online dating is because first of all, the Internet is so accessible. These days, we can use the Internet on our computers, phones and other devices. It makes us connect easily to the people inside the online dating sites. Secondly, online dating allows us to meet new people without revealing any personal information beyond our profiles. Furthermore, we may choose not to meet in person until we feel that we have established a trusting relationship and are comfortable with the idea. By raising the security of the dating process, online dating services allow us to relax and truly let their personalities shine through. And lastly,online dating is cost efficient. In the real world, dating a person can include the cost of meals, movie tickets and gas. If the date does not go as planned, the money spent will feel like a loss. This way, anyone can date more people while spending less money, and the more people you date, the more likely your chances are for finding the right mate. ?

    There’s nothing wrong if we will date online or not. But if we will settle with this kind of dating, there’s a higher probability that it will not end up the way we want it to. For me, it’s hard to build trust with a person especially if we just meet them online. Anyone could fake their profiles and could make us believe that they are trustworthy. Internet or online dating sites might be very helpful but for me, they are not a great platform for finding our Mr. or Mrs. Right. But it’s our choice to date someone anywhere we want. I’m not judging those people who use online dating sites because no one knows when or where we could find our best match. Righ
    The widespread popularity of the Internet has made it possible for people to use the web as a dating tool. Some have embraced the concept of online dating, while others hesitate to take the plunge. In fact, online dating may be an ideal choice for several reasons. I think, some of the reasons why other people try online dating is because first of all, the Internet is so accessible. These days, we can use the Internet on our computers, phones and other devices. It makes us connect easily to the people inside the online dating sites. Secondly, online dating allows us to meet new people without revealing any personal information beyond our profiles. Furthermore, we may choose not to meet in person until we feel that we have established a trusting relationship and are comfortable with the idea. By raising the security of the dating process, online dating services allow us to relax and truly let their personalities shine through. And lastly,online dating is cost efficient. In the real world, dating a person can include the cost of meals, movie tickets and gas. If the date does not go as planned, the money spent will feel like a loss. This way, anyone can date more people while spending less money, and the more people you date, the more likely your chances are for finding the right mate. ?

    There’s nothing wrong if we will date online or not. But if we will settle with this kind of dating, there’s a higher probability that it will not end up the way we want it to. For me, it’s hard to build trust with a person especially if we just meet them online. Anyone could fake their profiles and could make us believe that they are trustworthy. Internet and online dating sites might be very helpful but for me, they are not a great platform for finding our Mr. or Mrs. Right. Traditional way of dating is still better to be honest. I’m not judging those people who use online dating sites because it’s our choice to date someone anywhere we want. No one knows when or where we could find our best match, only destiny and perfect timing will do.

    Santos, Maecy Chandy G.
    ACT184

  11. 1. Why do you think people try online dating?
    I think many people try online dating because it is convenient to use and then you get the chance to meet and talk to different kinds of people through applications like tinder, viber, tantan and etc. Online dating is very popular nowadays specially to teenagers, because they are finding something, something that can fullfill their desires or longing for someone so they tend to find or expect to meet their potential love through that platform. Another reason is that they don’t want to meet in person or they are afraid for commitments. Some people resort to online dating because they live in an rural area where in they are far away from larger cities.

    2. Have you tried Online Dating before? What platform and why? If you not, why haven’t you tried it before? And what are the usual kinds of people you meet there.
    As far as I remember, yes I’ve tried using online dating once in my life. I tried it because I am bored and because of my curiosity too. I am curious on how other people met someone using that kind of application. On my first try I use the omegle site, but after that I never tried it again, I realize that it is not interesting and it is boring for me. Somehow, I met people like they are very friendly and only wants someone that they can talk too, but there are many who are naughty and super arrogant people so I decided to cut out conversation and never ever again visit that kind of site.

    Yumi Nakaniwa
    ACT 182

  12. FIEL, AILENE L.
    ACT 183

    1). Why do you think people try online dating?
    Nowadays, technology makes our lives easier and more comfortable in some aspects. We can communicate in every minute and every second of the day wherever we are. People take the chance to meet new people in their lives and find their so called “soulmates”. I think people try online dating because they lack of confidence. They find it difficult to express their selves freely in person. One more reason why people use the online dating because there is a low chance to be friendzone by someone.

    2). What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB( friends with benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating app and sites??
    I think they need guidance because, for me, being active sexually is a disorder that needs cure.

  13. Virgilio Cruz
    ACT181

    People try online dating because they can’t find the real love they want to receive in the real world. So then they’re trying their luck on finding the one for them in the internet or online dating app. They can hide their true personality and identity when using it, you can fake every informations you want and can make you a perfect one. And if you’re lucky enough, this online dating app can change your life when you find rich and foreign partner. Online dating can allow you to commit or even not to commit with the person you talked to.

    My thoughts with regards on FWB? Respecting each and everyone you know or strangers is essential. I am against with FWB because you’re being friends with someone when you know you can get something in return or she/he can give what you want. Using someone for your own good is unacceptable. What if your future son or daughter will be one of the victims of FWB without him/her knowing. All the seeds you planted will be harvested soon, therefore if you make or do something bad with others, it can affect you or your love ones in return. So better think before you click or act. Dont take advantage with the goodness of a person to you, if she/he’s insisting make up your mind and be a responsible netizen. Internet or Online dating apps were created for you to use it in good terms not for you to harrass other people and take advantage with it.

  14. The widespread popularity of the Internet has made it possible for people to use the web as a dating tool. Some have embraced the concept of online dating, while others hesitate to take the plunge. In fact, online dating may be an ideal choice for several reasons. I think, some of the reasons why other people try online dating is because first of all, the Internet is so accessible. These days, we can use the Internet on our computers, phones and other devices. It makes us connect easily to the people inside the online dating sites. Secondly, online dating allows us to meet new people without revealing any personal information beyond our profiles. Furthermore, we may choose not to meet in person until we feel that we have established a trusting relationship and are comfortable with the idea. By raising the security of the dating process, online dating services allow us to relax and truly let their personalities shine through. And lastly,online dating is cost efficient. In the real world, dating a person can include the cost of meals, movie tickets and gas. If the date does not go as planned, the money spent will feel like a loss. This way, anyone can date more people while spending less money, and the more people you date, the more likely your chances are for finding the right mate. ?

    There’s nothing wrong if we will date online or not. But if we will settle with this kind of dating, there’s a higher probability that it will not end up the way we want it to. For me, it’s hard to build trust with a person especially if we just meet them online. Anyone could fake their profiles and could make us believe that they are trustworthy. Internet or online dating sites might be very helpful but for me, they are not a great platform for finding our Mr. or Mrs. Right. But it’s our choice to date someone anywhere we want. I’m not judging those people who use online dating sites because no one knows when or where we could find our best match. Righ
    The widespread popularity of the Internet has made it possible for people to use the web as a dating tool. Some have embraced the concept of online dating, while others hesitate to take the plunge. In fact, online dating may be an ideal choice for several reasons. I think, some of the reasons why other people try online dating is because first of all, the Internet is so accessible. These days, we can use the Internet on our computers, phones and other devices. It makes us connect easily to the people inside the online dating sites. Secondly, online dating allows us to meet new people without revealing any personal information beyond our profiles. Furthermore, we may choose not to meet in person until we feel that we have established a trusting relationship and are comfortable with the idea. By raising the security of the dating process, online dating services allow us to relax and truly let their personalities shine through. And lastly,online dating is cost efficient. In the real world, dating a person can include the cost of meals, movie tickets and gas. If the date does not go as planned, the money spent will feel like a loss. This way, anyone can date more people while spending less money, and the more people you date, the more likely your chances are for finding the right mate. ?

    There’s nothing wrong if we will date online or not. But if we will settle with this kind of dating, there’s a higher probability that it will not end up the way we want it to. For me, it’s hard to build trust with a person especially if we just meet them online. Anyone could fake their profiles and could make us believe that they are trustworthy. Internet and online dating sites might be very helpful but for me, they are not a great platform for finding our Mr. or Mrs. Right. Traditional way of dating is still better to be honest. I’m not judging those people who use online dating sites because it’s our choice to date someone anywhere we want. No one knows when or where we could find our best match, only destiny will do.

    Santos, Maecy Chandy G.
    ACT184

  15. 1. Why do you think people try online dating?
    I think many people try online dating because it is convenient to use and then you get the chance to meet and talk to different kinds of people through applications like tinder, viber, tantan and etc. Online dating is very popular nowadays specially to teenagers, because they are finding something, something that can fullfill their desires or longing for someone so they tend to find or expect to meet their potential love through that platform. Another reason is that they don’t want to meet in person or they are afraid for commitments. Some people resort to online dating because they live in an rural area where in they are far away from larger cities.

    2. Have you tried Online Dating before? What platform and why? If you not, why haven’t you tried it before? And what are the usual kinds of people you meet there.
    As far as I remember, yes I’ve tried using online dating once in my life. I tried it because I am bored and because of my curiosity too. I am curious on how other people met someone using that kind of application. On my first try I use the omegle site, but after that I never tried it again, I realize that it is not interesting and it is boring for me. Somehow, I met people like they are very friendly and only wants someone that they can talk too, but there are many who are naughty and super arrogant people so I decided to cut out conversation and never ever again visit that kind of site.

    Yumi Nakaniwa
    ACT 182

  16. The widespread popularity of the Internet has made it possible for people to use the web as a dating tool. Some have embraced the concept of online dating, while others hesitate to take the plunge. In fact, online dating may be an ideal choice for several reasons. I think, some of the reasons why other people try online dating is because first of all, the Internet is so accessible. These days, we can use the Internet on our computers, phones and other devices. It makes us connect easily to the people inside the online dating sites. Secondly, online dating allows us to meet new people without revealing any personal information beyond our profiles. Furthermore, we may choose not to meet in person until we feel that we have established a trusting relationship and are comfortable with the idea. By raising the security of the dating process, online dating services allow us to relax and truly let their personalities shine through. And lastly,online dating is cost efficient. In the real world, dating a person can include the cost of meals, movie tickets and gas. If the date does not go as planned, the money spent will feel like a loss. This way, anyone can date more people while spending less money, and the more people you date, the more likely your chances are for finding the right mate. ?

    There’s nothing wrong if we will date online or not. But if we will settle with this kind of dating, there’s a higher probability that it will not end up the way we want it to. For me, it’s hard to build trust with a person especially if we just meet them online. Anyone could fake their profiles and could make us believe that they are trustworthy. Internet or online dating sites might be very helpful but for me, they are not a great platform for finding our Mr. or Mrs. Right. But it’s our choice to date someone anywhere we want. I’m not judging those people who use online dating sites because no one knows when or where we could find our best match. Righ
    The widespread popularity of the Internet has made it possible for people to use the web as a dating tool. Some have embraced the concept of online dating, while others hesitate to take the plunge. In fact, online dating may be an ideal choice for several reasons. I think, some of the reasons why other people try online dating is because first of all, the Internet is so accessible. These days, we can use the Internet on our computers, phones and other devices. It makes us connect easily to the people inside the online dating sites. Secondly, online dating allows us to meet new people without revealing any personal information beyond our profiles. Furthermore, we may choose not to meet in person until we feel that we have established a trusting relationship and are comfortable with the idea. By raising the security of the dating process, online dating services allow us to relax and truly let their personalities shine through. And lastly,online dating is cost efficient. In the real world, dating a person can include the cost of meals, movie tickets and gas. If the date does not go as planned, the money spent will feel like a loss. This way, anyone can date more people while spending less money, and the more people you date, the more likely your chances are for finding the right mate. ?

    There’s nothing wrong if we will date online or not. But if we will settle with this kind of dating, there’s a higher probability that it will not end up the way we want it to. For me, it’s hard to build trust with a person especially if we just meet them online. Anyone could fake their profiles and could make us believe that they are trustworthy. Internet and online dating sites might be very helpful but for me, they are not a great platform for finding our Mr. or Mrs. Right. Traditional way of dating is still better to be honest. I’m not judging those people who use online dating sites because it’s our choice to date someone anywhere we want. No one knows when or where we could find our best match, only destiny will do.

    Santos, Maecy Chandy G.
    ACT184

  17. The widespread popularity of the Internet has made it possible for people to use the web as a dating tool. Some have embraced the concept of online dating, while others hesitate to take the plunge. In fact, online dating may be an ideal choice for several reasons. I think, some of the reasons why other people try online dating is because first of all, the Internet is so accessible. These days, we can use the Internet on our computers, phones and other devices. It makes us connect easily to the people inside the online dating sites. Secondly, online dating allows us to meet new people without revealing any personal information beyond our profiles. Furthermore, we may choose not to meet in person until we feel that we have established a trusting relationship and are comfortable with the idea. By raising the security of the dating process, online dating services allow us to relax and truly let their personalities shine through. And lastly,online dating is cost efficient. In the real world, dating a person can include the cost of meals, movie tickets and gas. If the date does not go as planned, the money spent will feel like a loss. This way, anyone can date more people while spending less money, and the more people you date, the more likely your chances are for finding the right mate. ?

    There’s nothing wrong if we will date online or not. But if we will settle with this kind of dating, there’s a higher probability that it will not end up the way we want it to. For me, it’s hard to build trust with a person especially if we just meet them online. Anyone could fake their profiles and could make us believe that they are trustworthy. Internet and online dating sites might be very helpful but for me, they are not a great platform for finding our Mr. or Mrs. Right. Traditional way of dating is still better to be honest. I’m not judging those people who use online dating sites because it’s our choice to date someone anywhere we want. No one knows when or where we could find our best match, only destiny will do.

    Santos, Maecy Chandy G.
    ACT184

  18. Since we are on the age of advanced technology, everything just come so easy. Even the pursuit of love has been a much easier task for the rest of us. Swipe left, it’s a match and there you go, a possible success romantic story. When you get tired of it, you then will result into ghosting people, which should be a no-no. Online dating has been used by many for years now because again, it is easy. You don’t have to go around the world to meet someone. Through internet, you can even date someone from the other side of the planet without having to travel to their country. It is really accessible because you can squeeze it in to your hectic schedule and do it at the comfort of your own home. I also think that people try online dating because they are obsessed with the idea of having an unusual love story, something made possible by the wonders of the internet and finding “the one” in the midst of the hundreds and millions of people on the internet. It seems like fate and destiny are in action, right? Also, people try online dating because it offers a wider variety of people to meet. You can actually talk to numerous people within hours and without even breaking a sweat. Based on personal experience, trying out online dating would make you more open to different kinds of people. You become more understanding of why people behave the way they do, of how one person could be a lot different from you or the other person you recently talked to. Through this you discover different personalities and different stories since there are times that people are braver to share their story through internet, without the uneasy feeling of face-to-face interaction.

    Friends with Benefits relationship has become widely spread due to the insurgence of online dating apps. I think that there is nothing wrong with people using these online dating apps to find people who would be willing to satisfy their needs with them. I think people who enter this kind of arrangement has an idea of what it is that’s why I do not see it as something wrong, that these arrangements arises from the consent of both parties. You wouldn’t even sign up for that kind of relationship if you don’t know what it is in store for you. I also think people should become more open to these things because it is something we cannot control. People with raging hormones finding another person with the same situation is something that should not be condemned or seen as something immoral. We all just need to see that sex is not something as big as a mortal sin. Using online dating apps for these needs is just an advanced and more technology-oriented way of hooking up, of course between consenting people. What would make this thing wrong is when you practice it without taking necessary precautions and not practicing safe sex. Also, it would be wrong when you use it to take advantage or when you have bad intentions on the other person. People have different ways of addressing their needs and if it does not affect any one of us in any way, therefore, we should atleast respect them and the decisions that they make.

    -Kissel Kate Chila D. Prado
    ACT184

  19. People, nowadays, are trying online dating because they want to. I think that they feel like there’s a chance to find “love” there. Or, maybe… they do online dating because they are thirsty for a boy/girl because they feel lonely so they go to their ass game and start dating online. Idk.

    I’m cool with those people who form a FWB relationship or with those people who are active sexually by using dating apps as long as they know what they are doing and not hurting someone else’s feelings or etc.

  20. Youth nowadays are hungry to have a relationship with someone. It becomes a trend and for others, it is necessary for them to have a happy life. Because of this, many became desperate and impatient in finding the right one and they tend to look for other opportunities to find the person whom they believe they can spend bad days with. And yes, one of their solutions is online dating. Aside from the reason I stated, many users are also trying it because of curiosity and for experience.

    There’s nothing wrong with online dating but not until to the extent of having a sexual relationship with someone without intimate relationship. Personally, I do not find it healthy. I believe in sex after marriage and I believe that virginity is the best gift a woman can give to her future husband. I already tried having conversations with someone using dating app because of curiosity but it didn’t work well. I don’t judge such people and we are all entitled with our own choices. We have different beliefs in life and it’s just that I do not belong to this new trend of society.

    ACT183

  21. John Rey Dungca ACT 184
    Online dating services give you the ability to access hundreds of profiles. You can learn more about any of your virtual “matches” before you make any kind of connection with them.
    Your prospective love connections are not limited by the people you meet in your job, school, or social circle.
    If you choose a reputable, reliable, and established online dating site, you will find a number of security measures set up to retain your privacy and safety. Some of these sites do a criminal record background check and some check to make sure that prospective members are, indeed, single. Before you sign up with an online dating service, look to see what kinds of safety measures they have put into place.
    You make the decision whether to meet someone. And you make the decision whether to share any of your personal information. Again, if you have signed up for a reliable site, your personal information is kept confidential until the point at which you decide to share it.
    Online dating sites have a number of different tools that make looking for a match a truly entertaining and enjoyable experience.

    2)There’s a lot to say for being single. When I was younger I realized that I had developed a pattern of going from relationship to relationship, simply because I was afraid to be alone. I finally decided to take a year off from men. The first part of that year was rough, I wasn’t used to being by myself and wasn’t comfortable with it. The second half was great though. I learned that I like myself, and like being on my own almost as much as I like being with someone. I’m so much happier now because of it. I’m more confident in myself and in my relationship because I know it’s not something I need, but something I’m in simply because it’s what makes me happy.

    I think learning how to be happy by yourself would benefit you, and I think you need to work through your loneliness for that to happen. It won’t be fun, but the benefits make it worth it, in my opinion.

  22. • Why do you think people try online dating? (10pts)

    I think people use the online dating app because of peer pressure or what kind of pressure. They desperately want to have a partner, but we know that the possibility to find the right person for you in online dating app is very small. And there are people who use the app for flirting purposes, we know many people who want to flirt every time urghh I remember so many people. And of course many people use the app to find a sex partner, we know that it is very dangerous because today we know that the number of the people having HIV or AIDS is growing and having sexual intercourse that you don’t know is very dangerous, you don’t know if that person has the virus or disease that is hazardous for your health.

  23. I think people tend to use online dating apps is because they want to be “IN” in our society. Millenials is what they called right now everything can be accessed using online world. We can easily find, meet and try other people from online world. Maybe other try it because they want to meet other people from different places and its easiest way in connecting people from other place or country.
    Trying online dating apps might help other to find what wland they really want, to know new people. Using online dating apps is more easier than looking for someone to date on in person. You just need to click then do some investigation about that person and talk to them for a while then you already meet another person.

    Friends with benefits? Back then I find this such a bad thing because I was so idealistic like in my opinion men and women can only have sex if they are married, they can’t do live in if they are not married and they shoudn’t be together if they don’t love each other. I was so idealistic that everytime that I hear someone said that “She’s having friends with benefits with someone” I would look at her with disgusting look but then I realized that I’m wrong. Nowadays, its not big deal anymore if you go out with someone just to satisfy yourself. Being in Manila and seeing some videos in facebook I realized that there’s nothing wrong with that set up. Its their choice and its up to them if they can handle such a relationship.

  24. We are in 21st Century and we have a modern world where in techology has improved more unlike before. In this generation or where the online dating has been born, I’m sure everyone of us is using it or was using it. People using online dating is because in online you have many choices and it’s up to you if you chat him/her or just ignore because you don’t like him/her. Our society is toxic unlike in online, they are an open minded. Okay, here’s a thing, I have a friend who have a boyfriend and she met her boyfriend in “Tan Tan” sometimes, we don not know where we meet our “The one” but instead of waiting we tend to insist to find the “The One” and online dating is okay because like what I’ve said we do not know where we meet our future husband or wife.

    In thin generation, if you like someone and you do not make a first move it’s your fault or loss because whether you are a girl or boy, some of us we don’t if who make a first move but I, as a woman we have a reputation or something to keep or to take care of. If you like someone go ahead chase him/her don’t miss your chances.

  25. Today, we are in the Information age also known as digital age. We are very advance in different aspects in life including dating. People nowadays tend to incorporate dating with the different media platforms. They do this because they wanted to be “trendy” in the society especially teenagers who are very aggressive and trying to fit in. But some people who are in the right age try online dating to find their perfect match—their partner in life because the life outside the virtual world is hopeless for them. Others do online dating because they don’t have enough time for dating. They’re busy on their work and other stuffs in life and they weren’t able to do the actual one. And there are people who do online dating for fun and sex because they think that it has less connections, drama and a lot easier. No matter what reason we have to try online dating, we just need to bear in our minds that we should have respect with someone we are talking to. Don’t take advantage and make fun of them. They have their feelings too, their own reason why they’re are doing the online dating. And always remember that don’t t give yourself and trust easily because just like the other forms of meeting someone it requires to build a strong foundation.

    Friends with Benefits is not new in our society today because of the presence of the different online dating platforms. They form this kind of relationship with the means of online dating because it is a lot easier and convenient for them. Society tends to judge people who engage with this kind of relationship. Personally, I am not good with it especially when you just meet the person online. Because I believe that this kind of “sex” thing should be done with someone you had a strong foundation, someone you really love and trust. But I respect those people who have this kind of relationship. And maybe we don’t know, that person who enter this kind of relationship had a painful past that they can’t risk and commit again. Lastly, I believe that they know the consequences behind their actions and as long as there is a consent from the both parties that they’re cool with it so, be it.

    Naron, Grei-Anne B.
    Act184

  26. Today, we are in the Information age also known as digital age. We are very advance in different aspects in life including dating. People nowadays tend to incorporate dating with the different media platforms. They do this because they wanted to be “trendy” in the society especially teenagers who are very aggressive and trying to fit in. But some people who are in the right age try online dating to find their perfect match—their partner in life because the life outside the virtual world is hopeless for them. Others do online dating because they don’t have enough time for dating. They’re busy on their work and other stuffs in life and they weren’t able to do the actual one. And there are people who do online dating for fun and sex because they think that it has less connections, drama and a lot easier. No matter what reason we have to try online dating, we just need to bear in our minds that we should have respect with someone we are talking to. Don’t take advantage and make fun of them. They have their feelings too, their own reason why they’re are doing the online dating. And always remember that don’t t give yourself and trust easily because just like the other forms of meeting someone it requires to build a strong foundation.

    Friends with Benefits is not new in our society today because of the presence of the different online dating platforms. They form this kind of relationship with the means of online dating because it is a lot easier and convenient for them. Society tends to judge people who engage with this kind of relationship. Personally, I am not good with it especially when you just meet the person online. Because I believe that this kind of “sex” thing should be done with someone you had a strong foundation, someone you really love and trust. But I respect those people who have this kind of relationship. And maybe we don’t know, that person who enter this kind of relationship had a painful past that they can’t risk and commit again. Lastly, I believe that they know the consequences behind their actions and as long as there is a consent from the both parties that they’re cool with it so, be it.

    Naron, Grei-Anne B.
    Act184

  27. • Why do you think people try online dating?
    People are, by nature, relational beings. We depend on human relationships in order for our lives to continue with its normal flow. However, the society of today seems to have made an environment wherein human relations are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. The situation of today has brought about many obstacles that hinder people to be able to build connections among fellow people. Humans become more distant with each other because of the existence of the internet. We try to connect through the use of the internet but instead we detach ourselves from the real world where the real people exists. That is why, in my opinion, people tend to try to find even romantic relationships through the internet, as well. Hence, the concept of online dating is born and glorified today. Because of the internet the people have forgotten how to create personal relationships and maybe that is the reason why so many of us try online dating as an alternative way of connecting with each other. It just seems a lot easier and convenient for all parties. Online dating is the ultimate answer finding the ideal partner while avoiding those awkward first dates and courageous confessions in the process. To sum up, I think so many people try online dating for the sole purpose of convenience. Imagine meeting the love of your life through a few clicks and some swipes to the right.
    • What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?
    If you ask my friends about me, they will probably say that I am one of the most open-minded people they know. I am a person who believes that people are entitled to doing whatever they please and desire as long as it will do no harm whatsoever to other people’s lives. What you do is up to you. Each person should just mind their own businesses and let people do their own thing. Hence, for me, romantic relationships or even sexual relationships that started online are acceptable as long as the people involved are not jeopardizing other people’s lives. I don’t see anything wrong with these kinds of relationships because it’s not like they’re killing people with it. In fact, I think FWB relationships may be a way of teaching people to connect with each other better. In my opinion, people who involve themselves in these types of relationships are doing this because of several reasons. Some may have psychological issues that they can address through having FWBs. They may also have commitment issues they still can’t resolve that is why they try to engage themselves in these acts because FWBs and FuBus are the relationships that doesn’t need much emotional investments which these people are not ready to exercise yet. Intercourse is such a big taboo especially here in the conservative Filipino society. Hence, relationships which is built in a foundation such as this are disgraceful and even disgusting for some people. But I definitely think otherwise. I strongly believe that intercourse is not simple a dirty act of lust, instead it is a very intimate way of expressing one’s affection for their other half. Moreover, the world of today has given us the power of the internet which is by all means unlimited. If it makes things easier, why not make use of it. Yes, people still judge online relationship despite the internet being anywhere and everywhere. But I find this incredulous because we use internet for everything and yet we condemn people who use it for building relationship. The logic of these people is beyond me. Although I have not yet experienced or have been involved in a FWB setup or ever been sexually involved with anyone, I have many friends who share their experiences and these allow me to get a glimpse of how it’s like being in that type of relationships. I don’t encourage it per se, but my stand here is that we should not condemn people who get involved in something like this. Everyone has their own unique ways of expressing their feelings and we must all respect each other despite our differences.

    Ramos, Patricia Gwen Louise
    ACT184

  28. • Why do you think people try online dating?

    People are, by nature, relational beings. We depend on human relationships in order for our lives to continue with its normal flow. However, the society of today seems to have made an environment wherein human relations are becoming increasingly difficult to come by. The situation of today has brought about many obstacles that hinder people to be able to build connections among fellow people. Humans become more distant with each other because of the existence of the internet. We try to connect through the use of the internet but instead we detach ourselves from the real world where the real people exists. That is why, in my opinion, people tend to try to find even romantic relationships through the internet, as well. Hence, the concept of online dating is born and glorified today. Because of the internet the people have forgotten how to create personal relationships and maybe that is the reason why so many of us try online dating as an alternative way of connecting with each other. It just seems a lot easier and convenient for all parties. Online dating is the ultimate answer finding the ideal partner while avoiding those awkward first dates and courageous confessions in the process. To sum up, I think so many people try online dating for the sole purpose of convenience. Imagine meeting the love of your life through a few clicks and some swipes to the right.

    • What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    If you ask my friends about me, they will probably say that I am one of the most open-minded people they know. I am a person who believes that people are entitled to doing whatever they please and desire as long as it will do no harm whatsoever to other people’s lives. What you do is up to you. Each person should just mind their own businesses and let people do their own thing. Hence, for me, romantic relationships or even sexual relationships that started online are acceptable as long as the people involved are not jeopardizing other people’s lives. I don’t see anything wrong with these kinds of relationships because it’s not like they’re killing people with it. In fact, I think FWB relationships may be a way of teaching people to connect with each other better. In my opinion, people who involve themselves in these types of relationships are doing this because of several reasons. Some may have psychological issues that they can address through having FWBs. They may also have commitment issues they still can’t resolve that is why they try to engage themselves in these acts because FWBs and FuBus are the relationships that doesn’t need much emotional investments which these people are not ready to exercise yet. Intercourse is such a big taboo especially here in the conservative Filipino society. Hence, relationships which is built in a foundation such as this are disgraceful and even disgusting for some people. But I definitely think otherwise. I strongly believe that intercourse is not simple a dirty act of lust, instead it is a very intimate way of expressing one’s affection for their other half. Moreover, the world of today has given us the power of the internet which is by all means unlimited. If it makes things easier, why not make use of it. Yes, people still judge online relationship despite the internet being anywhere and everywhere. But I find this incredulous because we use internet for everything and yet we condemn people who use it for building relationship. The logic of these people is beyond me. Although I have not yet experienced or have been involved in a FWB setup or ever been sexually involved with anyone, I have many friends who share their experiences and these allow me to get a glimpse of how it’s like being in that type of relationships. I don’t encourage it per se, but my stand here is that we should not condemn people who get involved in something like this. Everyone has their own unique ways of expressing their feelings and we must all respect each other despite our differences.

    Ramos, Patricia Gwen Louise
    ACT184

  29. Lozano,Geofrey N. ACT186, In our present generation, people try online dating because it is more accessible than face to face conversation. Some people are not confident enough to show their real self and personality. They will put some filter on it and not everything is a reality or fact about that person. They try to cover up themselves and show the other bright side of them to make people impressed. Many millenials always have online dating apps because they are experimenting things that will make them happy or else find new friends. By means of technology, people became unconfident with their self, they rely on the application in their mobile device and see the better outcome of it. But the good side of it is some people might boost it’s confidence to interact and communicate to a wide broad people around him, to socialize and be true to it’s self. It always depends on the person who is using dating app, it might affect him positively or negatively. It’s all in the mind, lust is always there as well as conscience, So use it properly and try to be true to yourself and don’t do stupid things!!

  30. Shaina Mae C. Elnar
    ACT182

    Why do you think people try dating online?

    I think one of the reasons why people date online is because it is a trend. Since today we are now living in a world of technology people find it more convenient to do everything even in finding someone to date. They think true love can be found inside the internet as they can find everything they search in it. Second reason is that some people are desperate. They think it was necessary to have someone to call “mine” that is why they try to look for it in the dating apps, little did they know that most of the time people in social media are fake. Third reason is some individuals are just bored that is why they put their attention in online dating, they just wanted to have something to do in their spare time. Lastly, online dating is some people’s way of finding love that they can’t find in their normal lives, it may be because they are shy or just so timid to make a move.

  31. Shaina Mae C. Elnar
    ACT182

    Why do you think people try dating online?

    I think one of the reasons why people date online is because it is a trend. Since today we are now living in a world of technology people find it more convenient to do everything even in finding someone to date. They think true love can be found inside the internet as they can find everything they search in it. Second reason is that some people are desperate. They think it was necessary to have someone to call “mine” that is why they try to look for it in the dating apps, little did they know that most of the time people in social media are fake. Third reason is some individuals are just bored that is why they put their attention in online dating, they just wanted to have something to do in their spare time. Lastly, online dating is some people’s way of finding love that they can’t find in their normal lives, it may be because they are shy or just so timid to make a move.

    For me it’s not bad to date online because everyone is doing it and it was just normal to find attention that can’t be found in their normal lives. It’s just that one must still be careful and cautious im finding st to date and must always think before giving personal information to the other person because it might become a platform for abuse.

  32. Why do you think people try online dating?

    At this modern day, technology is the best source of anything. Internet had made a better and easier way of communication. It serves as a bridge that connects everyone and also to meet new ones. That is why many dating apps have arisen to meet the demands of today’s generation who are fond on communicating online than in personal. Those apps are major vehicle for flirting and expressing interest in a potential partner in just one click. One swipe and there! It’s a match!

    There were so many reasons why people try online dating it can be because of busy schedules, they can’t express their selves in person or they just want to play around in online dating app. I believe that the main reason why people try dating online is because it is more convenient and you can simply do the “trial and error” type kind of relationship before finding the one or settling to the serious one. In online dating, you can even fake your identity and emotion just to feed your need or to have someone just to be called “partner” that is why people use it for their own convenience. Online dating connects one another and I guess that is what other people’s reason in using the online dating app; to connect into someone and find if he/she is really the one in just a swipe. In my case, I have used the online dating app because I was curious about the app and I want to kill my boredom. Never did I know that in that platform, I’d met someone I never knew would play an important role in my life.

  33. Why do you think people try online dating?

    At this modern day, technology is the best source of anything. Internet had made a better and easier way of communication. It serves as a bridge that connects everyone and also to meet new ones. That is why many dating apps have arisen to meet the demands of today’s generation who are fond on communicating online than in personal. Those apps are major vehicle for flirting and expressing interest in a potential partner in just one click. One swipe and there! It’s a match!

    There were so many reasons why people try online dating it can be because of busy schedules, they can’t express their selves in person or they just want to play around in online dating app. I believe that the main reason why people try dating online is because it is more convenient and you can simply do the “trial and error” type kind of relationship before finding the one or settling to the serious one. In online dating, you can even fake your identity and emotion just to feed your need or to have someone just to be called “partner” that is why people use it for their own convenience. Online dating connects one another and I guess that is what other people’s reason in using the online dating app; to connect into someone and find if he/she is really the one in just a swipe. In my case, I have used the online dating app because I was curious about the app and I want to kill my boredom. Never did I know that in that platform, I’d met someone I never knew would play an important role in my life.

  34. Online dating is certainly one of the success stories of modern times. Technology is streamlining so many aspects of our lives, and nowhere is this more apparent than dating. I know that a large fraction of the men on dating apps are looking for hookup partners, a friends with benefits situation, and that’s fine. I don’t judge other people’s choices and people can live however they so please, but who put it in these guys heads that they can ask for hookups, stop because it’s not funny, it’s certainly not cute or respectable. Those who are looking for casual dates and who are sexually active may be satisfied with the likes on Tinder, one of the most popular dating apps used by singles, but those who are looking for something more meaningful may be traumatized and retraumatized by the number of people who pretend to be looking for a serious relationship while misrepresenting their true intentions. To those people who form a friends-with-benefit kind of relationship, you must consider good people with earnest intentions on dating apps, don’t use dating apps as virtual playground and hunting ground.

    MERCADO, Sheilla Mae O.
    ACT182

  35. Amparo, Marilou Mae E.
    ACT183
    For me people try using online dating to find their partner because technology become our way of communication to others. Because of the advancement of our technology almost everything becomes instant. And in our today’s society having a partner is somehow mandatory if you dont have a partner its either you have a bad attitude or a bad face. Thats why may people use online dating for them to communicate or connect to new people that might become their partner.
    I don’t have any problem or negative thoughts about the people who form a friend with benefits relationship through online dating apps. Because hello we are now in different generation its 2019 this things are just normal in other country and it is just big deal here in the philippines. Let’s just respect each others decision and happiness ,if they are happy in what they are doing then go as long as it doesn’t affect us. Its their life not mine and not ours.

  36. Karen Dayle
    ACT 182

    People go for online dating for so many reasons I think some of those reasons are for their past time, or maybe just out of their curiosity on how online dating work, also it can be cause by peer pressure or influence of the people that surrounds him/ her. And lastly, which is the main purpose of all online dating sites is to find a partner or a friend with benefit.

    To be honest I have no problem with people who form friends with benefits relationship or are active sexually using online dating applications or site. Why? because first thing and for most it’s their choice it’s part of their freedom and who am I to judge or to say something bad or negative about their choices that makes them happy and as long as they didn’t hurt anyone or destroy other relationship I think that’s okay and there is nothing wrong with that. And with regards on being sexually active of those persons who uses this online dating sites or apps. my say about this is to just be responsible on everything and anything that they have doing. Be responsible on their selves and know the limits and boundaries on their actions.

  37. Some people try online dating because it is an easy way for someone to talk or connect with another person because you can hide your true identity or you can meet more people who matches your personality. Many dating apps are already created. It is the modern way of finding a partner. Online dating is convenient because you don’t have to travel to meet with someone as long as you have internet connection.

  38. ACT186

    As the technology continue to advance, different things could be done through it such as finding jobs, restos and even finding love. It offers so much convenience that even finding immaterial things could be found on it. How ironic is that people indulged theirselves to finding someone without even seeing them in person and as well as meeting them. I think people try online dating because of entertainment that it offered. You will be curios on how he looks and how he presented himself in person. People will always find it safe because you just communicate him through online and you can just used pseudonym for your privacy. They can date even without going up on bed and going outside to meet them. They tend to try it because of boredom and use it as past time. Some also try it because of the hope that they can find their “the one” through using it just by some other love stories that began and started through online dating. That is what they are simply called as hopeless romantic that a little bit of desperation causes them to hope that they can just find their true love on it.

    My thoughts about people who form FWB in online dating sites is definitely they do it for pleasuring their selves. They are hungry to the extent that they find friends and are active sexually and has the same of what he feels. They used online dating sites to feed their uncontrollable libido and flaunt their bodies on the screen because they think that it is safer than having them in person or maybe they just want someone who could satisfy their needs even if it is not a physical contact. They did it because they are insatiable actually. They are just bored the hell out of them to try something more interesting and new that having friends with benefits on online apps and sites can make them satisfied whenever their sexual drive increases.

  39. ACT186

    As the technology continue to advance, different things could be done through it such as finding jobs, restos and even finding love. It offers so much convenience that even finding immaterial things could be found on it. How ironic is that people indulged theirselves to finding someone without even seeing them in person and as well as meeting them. I think people try online dating because of entertainment that it offered. You will be curios on how he looks and how he presented himself in person. People will always find it safe because you just communicate him through online and you can just used pseudonym for your privacy. They can date even without going up on bed and going outside to meet them. They tend to try it because of boredom and use it as past time. Some also try it because of the hope that they can find their “the one” through using it just by some other love stories that began and started through online dating. That is what they are simply called as hopeless romantic that a little bit of desperation causes them to hope that they can just find their true love on it.

    My thoughts about people who form FWB in online dating sites is definitely they do it for pleasuring their selves. They are hungry to the extent that they find friends and are active sexually and has the same of what he feels. They used online dating sites to feed their uncontrollable libido and flaunt their bodies on the screen because they think that it is safer than having them in person or maybe they just want someone who could satisfy their needs even if it is not a physical contact. They did it because they are insatiable actually. They are just bored the hell out of them to try something more interesting and new that having friends with benefits on online apps and sites can make them satisfied whenever their sexual drive increases.

  40. ACT186

    As the technology continue to advance, different things could be done through it such as finding jobs, restos and even finding love. It offers so much convenience that even finding immaterial things could be found on it. How ironic is that people indulged theirselves to finding someone without even seeing them in person and as well as meeting them. I think people try online dating because of entertainment that it offered. You will be curios on how he looks and how he presented himself in person. People will always find it safe because you just communicate him through online and you can just used pseudonym for your privacy. They can date even without going up on bed and going outside to meet them. They tend to try it because of boredom and use it as past time. Some also try it because of the hope that they can find their “the one” through using it just by some other love stories that began and started through online dating. That is what they are simply called as hopeless romantic that a little bit of desperation causes them to hope that they can just find their true love on it.

    My thoughts about people who form FWB in online dating sites is definitely they do it for pleasuring their selves. They are hungry to the extent that they find friends and are active sexually and has the same of what he feels. They used online dating sites to feed their uncontrollable libido and flaunt their bodies on the screen because they think that it is safer than having them in person or maybe they just want someone who could satisfy their needs even if it is not a physical contact. They did it because they are insatiable actually. They are just bored the hell out of them to try something more interesting and new that having friends with benefits on online apps and sites can make them satisfied whenever their sexual drive increases.

  41. I think those people who use the online dating sites are people who first of all are those who are shy to meet people face to face and would like to be on their comfort zone which is on screen to be exact, when they’re trying to know other people. And probably it is their easiest way to find love or to find friends or whatever their reason is.

    My thoughts on people who form a FWB through online are people who are having troubles in their own self and having a problem in their own identity. Since they are trying to find something on someone who they barely know and they just met.

    Yla Dimacali
    Act186

  42. The widespread popularity of the Internet has made it possible for people to use the web as a dating tool. Some have embraced the concept of online dating, while others hesitate to take the plunge. In fact, online dating may be an ideal choice for several reasons. I think, some of the reasons why other people try online dating is because first of all, the Internet is so accessible. These days, we can use the Internet on our computers, phones and other devices. It makes us connect easily to the people inside the online dating sites. Secondly, online dating allows us to meet new people without revealing any personal information beyond our profiles. Furthermore, we may choose not to meet in person until we feel that we have established a trusting relationship and are comfortable with the idea. By raising the security of the dating process, online dating services allow us to relax and truly let their personalities shine through. And lastly,online dating is cost efficient. In the real world, dating a person can include the cost of meals, movie tickets and gas. If the date does not go as planned, the money spent will feel like a loss. This way, anyone can date more people while spending less money, and the more people you date, the more likely your chances are for finding the right mate. ?

    There’s nothing wrong if we will date online or not. But if we will settle with this kind of dating, there’s a higher probability that it will not end up the way we want it to. For me, it’s hard to build trust with a person especially if we just meet them online. Anyone could fake their profiles and could make us believe that they are trustworthy. Internet and online dating sites might be very helpful but for me, they are not a great platform for finding our Mr. or Mrs. Right. Traditional way of dating is still better to be honest. I’m not judging those people who use online dating sites because it’s our choice to date someone anywhere we want. No one knows when or where we could find our best match, only destiny will do.

    Santos, Maecy Chandy G.
    ACT184

  43. Isiah Dones
    ACT 182

    I think people try online dating for them to balance their social life, work life and also to find companion. Trying online dating is a 50-50 process is either you get what you’re looking for or you not, it’s all run about the question are you willing to take the risk? Taking the risk of trying online dating is very high since you’re investing a lot like time and effort when in real life you need to save those two. But at the end of the day you just want to wait for your perfect match, online dating is just an application or a process to make this things happen it’s made for introverts and extroverts to have courage to explore and find what they’re looking for I think that’s the reason why people try online dating to make friends and to look for someone who’s looking for them also.

    I believe that every decision we make is all about choice, it’s our choice to decide for our own. I’m not against to people who have friends with benefits relationship for me there’s nothing wrong with that if both people choose to have them let them be. This type of relationship will be wrong if they’re both committed to other people this will lead to cheating. Overall I don’t see any problem with this type of relationship as long as you’re both single and not committed then you may do your own thing.

  44. Isiah Dones ACT 182
    I think people try online dating for them to balance their social life, work life and also to find companion. Trying online dating is a 50-50 process is either you get what you’re looking for or you not, it’s all run about the question are you willing to take the risk? Taking the risk of trying online dating is very high since you’re investing a lot like time and effort when in real life you need to save those two. But at the end of the day you just want to wait for your perfect match, online dating is just an application or a process to make this things happen it’s made for introverts and extroverts to have courage to explore and find what they’re looking for I think that’s the reason why people try online dating to make friends and to look for someone who’s looking for them also.

    I believe that every decision we make is all about choice, it’s our choice to decide for our own. I’m not against to people who have friends with benefits relationship for me there’s nothing wrong with that if both people choose to have them let them be. This type of relationship will be wrong if they’re both committed to other people this will lead to cheating. Overall I don’t see any problem with this type of relationship as long as you’re both single and not committed then you may do your own thing.

  45. Isiah Dones ACT 182
    I think people try online dating for them to balance their social life, work life and also to find companion. Trying online dating is a 50-50 process is either you get what you’re looking for or you not, it’s all run about the question are you willing to take the risk? Taking the risk of trying online dating is very high since you’re investing a lot like time and effort when in real life you need to save those two. But at the end of the day you just want to wait for your perfect match, online dating is just an application or a process to make this things happen it’s made for introverts and extroverts to have courage to explore and find what they’re looking for I think that’s the reason why people try online dating to make friends and to look for someone who’s looking for them also.

    I believe that every decision we make is all about choice, it’s our choice to decide for our own. I’m not against to people who have friends with benefits relationship for me there’s nothing wrong with that if both people choose to have them let them be. This type of relationship will be wrong if they’re both committed to other people this will lead to cheating. Overall I don’t see any problem with this type of relationship as long as you’re both single and not committed then you may do your own thing.

  46. a) The generation now is said to be exposed to social media and internet. Almost all of the people nowadays have at least one social media account. It is because most of us are more able to express ourselves online. We make friends online. We work online. We argue online. We shop online. And now, even dating became online. For me, people try online dating because of many reasons. First, it is more convenient. By just swiping and clicking, a person looking for love can now date. It saves time, as described by people. Second, it saves money. Third, a person can choose who would they date. Fourth, a person seems to be more confident in dating online than meeting in person. Fifth, it became more convenient for those “people looking for love” who, in reality, had bad motives to execute their schemes. And lastly, it’s because it is the trend now. These are the reasons, for me, why people try online dating.

    b) Forming a “friends with benefits” relationship is a very bad behavior. For me, it shows no difference to being a double-dealing and abusive person, be it done in person or online. Why? It is because befriending someone or having sexual relationship with someone because of benefits and not of love is an immoral act. They are the kind of people who had no heart and didn’t know how to love, maybe because they didn’t experienced to be loved. They are the kind of people who were insensitive to the bones. They are the people who makes me feel angry, disappointed, and at the same time, feel pity to them. They are pitiful because they are lonely people but they deserve that. And lastly, these people who use online dating apps to play their schemes are nothing but a coward and a sissy. They might be even worse than a coward since they still have to use online dating apps or any other social media to be able to do their inhumane things. So these are my thoughts about the people who form a FWB relationship thru online dating.

    Ma. Angelica Sarmiento
    ACT181

  47. ACT181

    Why do you think people try online dating?

    Most of us are all associated with the internet and making use of our gadgets or mobile phones. I think the main reason that people tend to be part or try to use online dating apps is because of the idea that they are already online and they can fully access those websites that promotes that kind of romantic interaction with each other regardless of distance and culture. Also internet is invented for fast communication so people are connected online due to the reason of wanting to talk with someone or catch up and meet a new person that’s why they are trying to find someone to talk to along the internet world.
    Online dating is very convenient for someone who doesn’t want to go out or spend a lot to get a date and meet a prospect partner in life. It’s like a cheap opportunity to someone to find their destiny and be happy just by sitting in their homes or while at work. Also I think it’s a kind of safe because you don’t need to be with them personally unless you decided to meet up but the process of getting to know each other is not costly and dangerous unless you reveal some confidential information such as bank accounts, address or even your facebook account.

    What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    I have nothing against those people who are allowing themselves to be involved on a kind of relationship where everything started online and both of them end up in bed or (if they do it through online) yet they are labeled as friends but with benefits.

    In my opinion, since I have a very strong and strict stand on that matter where pre-marital sex is happening between two people who met online, I think the culture they grow up with and the way they see and value their self is a lot of factor for them to act like this. What I want to say is if you grow up with a principle of getting married first before you do something about reproduction and finishing your studies first before trying to build a romantic relationship with someone then it will never slip into your mind to try the online dating apps or websites and think of it as a serious place to find someone who will you be with for the rest of your life.

    Our bodies our sacred and just think of how are parents will be disappointed if they knew that their son/daughter who they cared and love so much are with someone who can’t even wait or respect their for their child to get more matured, ready and settled with the blessings of our Creator.
    I don’t think online dating and sites are the right places to get to know someone or to find friends. It will just lead you into a messy life and I can’t imagine how disrespectful it is to be labeled your relationship just as friends with benefits because no woman are deserved of that treatment.

  48. To answer the first question, in my own perspective, people tend to try online dating because sometimes they feel left behind by the people around them that is in a relationship. They feel pressured because of those people who’s asking them questions like “You’re in the right age, why don’t you have a boyfriend/girlfriend right now?”. And nowadays online dating became a kind of entertainment to singles when they are bored and don’t want to commit in a serious relationship.

    My answer in the second question is, people who form a FWB relationship don’t know the true definition of love and commitment. They are in a relationship because of their desires and needs not because they love each other. For me, this form of relationship is not acceptable because there’s no love between them. If we want a serious relationship, we have to learn to love our self and see our worth before we love someone and that’s how we will find a true love with a serious commitment.

  49. We are living in a digital world. The development of technology has brought different in our life. It helps us to make things easier and better. People nowadays are more depending on technology to find anything online. These days, we use the internet for almost everything. As mentioned in the article, some people also used it to find “THE ONE”. Some people think that they cannot find someone personally, so they turn to the internet to find a prospective partner. People use the internet as a way of meeting new people. Online dating has become the new way of finding soul mate. People try online dating because it is one of the popular ways for singles to connect. It is easy to join a date site. It is one of the quickest and simplest things they can do to improve their love life. Also, online dating is more convenient and efficient than going out and taking the time out of a busy schedule to find someone, meet someone, and date someone.

    ACUZAR, JOYCE C.
    ACT184

  50. We are living in a digital world. The development of technology has brought different in our life. It helps us to make things easier and better. People nowadays are more depending on technology to find anything online. These days, we use the internet for almost everything. As mentioned in the article, some people also used it to find “THE ONE”. Some people think that they cannot find someone personally, so they turn to the internet to find a prospective partner. People use the internet as a way of meeting new people. Online dating has become the new way of finding soul mate. People try online dating because it is one of the popular ways for singles to connect. It is easy to join a date site. It is one of the quickest and simplest things they can do to improve their love life. Also, online dating is more convenient and efficient than going out and taking the time out of a busy schedule to find someone, meet someone, and date someone.

    ACUZAR, JOYCE C.
    ACT184

  51. We are living in a digital world. The development of technology has brought different in our life. It helps us to make things easier and better. People nowadays are more depending on technology to find anything online. These days, we use the internet for almost everything. As mentioned in the article, some people also used it to find “THE ONE”. Some people think that they cannot find someone personally, so they turn to the internet to find a prospective partner. People use the internet as a way of meeting new people. Online dating has become the new way of finding soul mate. People try online dating because it is one of the popular ways for singles to connect. It is easy to join a date site. It is one of the quickest and simplest things they can do to improve their love life. Also, online dating is more convenient and efficient than going out and taking the time out of a busy schedule to find someone, meet someone, and date someone.

    ACUZAR, JOYCE C.
    ACT184

  52. Joining a date site/app is one of the quickest and simplest things you can do to improve your love life. Some successful relationship begins online. These days, with the rise of different social media app, it’s more accepted and become mainstream each day. Online dating websites/apps attract millions of users, and that make thousands of people connect and build relationship. Online dating websites/apps offer the ability for people all over the globe to connect and communicate with one another – boundaries to boundaries. The internet has made dating more convenient, just click and scroll. By far and away the most practical and efficient way to sort and meet others you might have an interest in. It is also helpful for people who are shy, online dating app is the perfect way to have love life or have friends. No face to face attachment, just face your screen and you’re good to go. We could evenly spend an entire night out just to try to meet and have a conversation with lots of people, or we could spend an hour on a dating site to view dozen of profiles of people who we know are available and looking to a date. Online dating is really convenient. It enables to meet and communicate with new people without ever leaving your comfortable home. Less time, effort and money.

    Whether it’s online or in the real world, there are a lot of people seeking and trying to establish “friends with benefits” relationship, or FWB. I don’t disapprove on this dating apps but I don’t like the idea of people forming “friends with benefits” relationship. This is a kind of sexual relationship with no romantic attraction, no love existing between both parties, simple as being in a friendly relationship just for the sake of ‘sex’. Being in a relationship, there’s a commitment included in the package, so with people who are in FWB relationship, they only desire for a sexual relationship without commitment, there is what we called a ‘sex buddy’ they like it more than having boyfriend or husband. From the movies I have watched, they either ended badly because one person developed unreciprocated feelings for the other. Yours and your friend’s feelings may change latter, for me friends with benefits never works. Someone will always grow feelings and then the friendship and the sex stops…so everyone loses – game over.

    ACT 183

  53. For their desperation to be fulfilled, people tend to engage themselves to this online platform. Searching for true love is one of the toughest challenge we take in our lives. We meet different people in different places and talk about ourselves as we get to know each other. Everyone wants that, to have a companion that he or she can lean on as they want an inspiration from a person they like. Hence, by wanting that kind of concepts, people would always want to date and as technology embrace our lives, we use to have it instantly. Nowadays, even finding ‘the One’ is a lot easier than before. Overall, the main reason is, the instant affection. That two words made all the people drool in the fact that in one click, they can find their ideal person which they would want to know more easily wherever they may go. Thus, they’re blinded to the online dating’s shadows that their dream partner in life may turn into everybody’s nightmare.

    In my today’s environment, many of them wants to have their companions in life that they can find in a heartbeat. But this never tempted me to try those platforms in my current life. Honestly, sometimes I’m curious to the feeling in having a ‘day-to-night conversation’ with my ideal gentleman. He can be my very close friend first as I continously know him that eventually turn into my love one when the time comes. To imagine that scene, yes, this may excite me to try it but when the negative sides of online dating appeared in my mind, I continue not to involve myself to this platform. I always say to myself that this may give me an instant pleasure and instant heartbreak at the same time. Also, the chances of the people to find their ‘the Ones’ in this platform is very little. Yes, I see several posts from different couples about their love stories which they started online. Some of the posted relationships succeed, but most of the people who use it, failed. They swiped right on the wrong person who deceived them repeatedly. See how the technology poison not only the people’s mind but also blinded their hearts just to have the short term pleasure based on everybody’s display picture that behind of it is a fake person that may break everyone’s heart and soul. All in all, this made me realize that the best bridge in finding my ‘the One’ is still Him no matter how the Internet invade my whole system.

  54. SAPA, RHIA F. ACT- 184
    **Why do you think people try online dating?
    **In this generation, technology and social media plays a big role in every person and in every situation. Since technology has a vital role in this world, people used to depend their happiness and even their love life through these gadgets. Online dating is really “in” especially to those person who have no time for dates and etc because they prioritize their work. And some people tried online dating because maybe they can see these platforms as a way for them to meet their forever. And maybe, some tried online dating because they are desperate to meet their “the one”. And based on some stories I’ve read in social medias, they found online dating convenient compared to the traditional dating. Like what is said in the context above, you can find a lot of choices in this online dating, even when you are from different countries. Lastly, I think people tried online dating because of the influence of social medias and news. Maybe, the saw successful couples who started their love stories from online dating, so these people who use these online dating platforms are hoping that they can also have their own successful love story.

  55. For their desperation to be fulfilled, people tend to engage themselves to this online platform. Searching for true love is one of the toughest challenge we take in our lives. We meet different people in different places and talk about ourselves as we get to know each other. Everyone wants that, to have a companion that he or she can lean on as they want an inspiration from a person they like. Hence, by wanting that kind of concepts, people would always want to date and as technology embrace our lives, we use to have it instantly. Nowadays, even finding ‘the One’ is a lot easier than before. Overall, the main reason is, the instant affection. That two words made all the people drool in the fact that in one click, they can find their ideal person which they would want to know more easily wherever they may go. Thus, they’re blinded to the online dating’s shadows that their dream partner in life may turn into everybody’s nightmare.

    In my today’s environment, many of them wants to have their companions in life that they can find in a heartbeat. But this never tempted me to try those platforms in my current life. Honestly, sometimes I’m curious to the feeling in having a ‘day-to-night conversation’ with my ideal gentleman. He can be my very close friend first as I continously know him that eventually turn into my love one when the time comes. To imagine that scene, yes, this may excite me to try it but when the negative sides of online dating appeared in my mind, I continue not to involve myself to this platform. I always say to myself that this may give me an instant pleasure and instant heartbreak at the same time. Also, the chances of the people to find their ‘the Ones’ in this platform is very little. Yes, I see several posts from different couples about their love stories which they started online. Some of the posted relationships succeed, but most of the people who use it, failed. They swiped right on the wrong person who deceived them repeatedly. See how the technology poison not only the people’s mind but also blinded their hearts just to have the short term pleasure based on everybody’s display picture that behind of it is a fake person that may break everyone’s heart and soul. All in all, this made me realize that the best bridge in finding my ‘the One’ is still Him no matter how the Internet invade my whole system.

  56. Elianar G. Dela Pena
    ACT 182

    1. We all know that in today’s generation, technologies plays a big role in our society. And through those technologies you can have a date online which is called an online dating. Online dating is the new way of finding your soulmate or partner. For me, the reason why people try online dating is because they feel that they cannot meet someone in their everyday lives so they will go online to find or meet a new one, they think that they can easily find a person whom they are having the same interests or they think that they can easily to be compatible with through online dating.

    2. FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship describe as those couples who are more than friends but less than committed lovers. There is nothing wrong about this kind of relationship as long as you know your worth and value. My thoughts about this kind of relationship is you should always be ready to all the problems that you may encounter because this type of setup have the the higher possibility that it may lead to a brokenness or heartache because you are not that much committed to each other. And to those people who are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites, they should be ready also to the consequences of what they are doing. They should be matured enough in making some decisions and actions in their lives.

  57. For their desperation to be fulfilled, people tend to engage themselves to this online platform. Searching for true love is one of the toughest challenges we take in our lives. We meet different people in different places and talk about ourselves as we get to know each other. Everyone wants that, to have a companion that he or she can lean on as they want inspiration from a person they like. Hence, by wanting that kind of concepts, people would always want to date and as technology embrace our lives, we use to have it instantly. Nowadays, even finding ‘the One’ is a lot easier than before. Overall, the main reason is the instant affection. That two words made all the people drool in the fact that in one click, they can find their ideal person which they would want to know more easily wherever they may go. Thus, they’re blinded to the online dating’s shadows that their dream partner in life may turn into everybody’s nightmare.

    In today’s environment, many of them want to have their companions in life that they can find in a heartbeat. But this never tempted me to try those platforms in my current life. Honestly, sometimes I’m curious about the feeling of having a ‘day-to-night conversation’ with my ideal gentleman. He can be my very close friend first as I continuously know him that eventually turn into my loved one when the time comes. To imagine that scene, yes, this may excite me to try it but when the negative sides of online dating appeared in my mind, I continue not to involve myself to this platform. I always say to myself that this may give me an instant pleasure and instant heartbreak at the same time. Also, the chances of the people to find their ‘the Ones’ in this platform is very little. Yes, I see several posts from different couples about their love stories which they started online. Some of the posted relationships succeed, but most of the people who use it failed. They swiped right on the wrong person who deceived them repeatedly. See how the technology poison not only the people’s mind but also blinded their hearts just to have the short term pleasure based on everybody’s display picture that behind of it is a fake person that may break everyone’s heart and soul. All in all, this made me realize that the best bridge in finding my ‘the One’ is still Him no matter how the Internet invades my whole system.

  58. ANDREA FERNANDEZ
    ACT184

    n present time, most of the things are instant now. Before, blind date was popular. Face-to-face date was the trend way back then. But now, “Online Dating” is widespread and a common way to meet new people. People engaged themselves into these dating applications because of different and various reasons. One, they might not be lucky to find their “The One” around them, so they are trying to search “Him or Her” to the virtual world. Second, they want to meet new people, have a conversation with them and eventually, be friends or a partner to each other. Another reason is they used these dating apps to be an outlet to release their stress and just have a person, whom they don’t know, to chat with and express their feelings and emotions, without receiving any judgements and criticisms. Fourth, because of peer pressure, they find these online dating applications convenient and accessible to find an “instant partner” who can provide them “love” or at least attention. Or lastly, because it is a trend in today’s world, they are curious to try it and continue to do it because it was fun or because it was just popular. These are the reasons I have in my mind why other people do online dating but for sure there are a lot of other reasons that I didn’t mention why they choose to do it. Well, online dating is not bad after all, just be careful and know some limitations and precautions.

  59. FUNDAR ACT186
    1. People try online dating because you can find your special someone just in one click. Aside from that, online, can make you a different person. A person that is different from what really you are. You can be the best of the best. You can be the ideal man or woman online. I think, people try dating online because it is easy to communicate and talk about their selves. It is also a save of time of the getting to know each other stage. Which is for me, a wrong move. To conclude, they choose online dating because of two factors the accessibility and the fact that online can make you a different person.

    2. For me dating apps is not a good idea. Even if they say that what if your the one can be found there, I still do not agree. It wasn’t safe. If you can be a different person online then other people could be that too. Of course, meet up is inevitable in online dating in which make it more dangerous. How if you’re dealing with a person who aims to do something bad? and the reason of I know him/her just because you chat him/her everyday is not an acceptable reason that secures your safety. It also lead people to lose their respect to theirselves because of trying harder to be a different person like what other people do just to make theirselves an ideal person. When it comes to friends with benefits relationship, of course im not into it. Genuine friendship can give you help that is more than the benefits you’ll get in the FWB relationship. It wasn’t for a long term also.
    I just want to tell people who use online dating to put in limit. Appreciate our tradition of courting. Also, put in mind that if you are looking for a girlfriend or boyfriend bare in mind that you are not just looking for that but a wife or husband in the future and you must know that person so well. If you use it for fun, think again. What if the other person you’re talking is serious, what he/she will feel. Lastly, DO NOT INVEST FEELINGS IN ONLINE DATING.

  60. •I don’t want to judge people who tries online dating app or sites but, to find someone and flirt is the reason I think why people try online dating. It is really true that “Life without flirt is boring”. But isn’t it too careless to find a partner through online? And why would anyone use this to search for a genuine love? The only thing I can say about this, is they’re using this completely for amusement and entertainment rather than for serious intentions. That’s the reason why I believed that searching for a partner on the internet isn’t a way of finding your true love or someone which you can spend the rest of your life with, but this has come to satisfy their sexual cravings and affection (no offense to everyone paricularly those who tried online dating). I never tried online dating so totally I have no idea about how it works but all of the people I know says that they tried online dating merely just for playful relationship and intimacy. Nevertheless, dating through online paved the way of putting ourselves at risk because of carelessness in dating etiquettes. With the rise of online dating, we must remember all the time to be careful on people we meet online because since the beginning, we have no idea who they really are.

    •They are the people whose intention is to express their sexual attraction to a person they desire. This is not what we call a love and it will never be a true love because it only represents affection between the two person. People who form Friends with Benefits and those who are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites forms one similar goal – for sex purposes. This kind of practice shows their eagerness to have sex but without commitment or serious relationship. They’re doing this for fun without knowing that their personality decreases every time they do this kind of sinful action. We can’t call it LOVE but we do call it INTIMACY.

  61. Why do you think people try online dating?
    Nowadays people are living with the internet world and it gets most of their time. Like using social media to entertain themselves and for educational purposes. But others used it to find their the one. They believe that they can find someone who are going to be their partner by using online dating apps or other platforms of it. I think people try online dating, first its easy to find a person because we all know that most people are using social media and internet. And its convenient for them, they can use it anywhere and anytime. Second is its save their time, even though they’re busy at least they can still communicate to each other. Then next is they believe it works, that many people become couple because of it. Lastly is they are not scared on expressing their selves in online. I think they believe that they became true when they are talking or dating online. For me, I don’t want online dating because I believe that its more realistic and true to find and meet someone in personal. But its our decision if we will consider it or not.

    ACT181

  62. Why do you think people try online dating?
    Nowadays people are living with the internet world and it gets most of their time. Like using social media to entertain themselves and for educational purposes. But others used it to find their the one. They believe that they can find someone who are going to be their partner by using online dating apps or other platforms of it. I think people try online dating, first its easy to find a person because we all know that most people are using social media and internet. And its convenient for them, they can use it anywhere and anytime. Second is its save their time, even though they’re busy at least they can still communicate to each other. Then next is they believe it works, that many people become couple because of it. Lastly is they are not scared on expressing their selves in online. I think they believe that they became true when they are talking or dating online. For me, I don’t want online dating because I believe that its more realistic and true to find and meet someone in personal. But its our decision if we will consider it or not.

    ACT181

  63. For their desperation to be fulfilled, people tend to engage themselves to this online platform. Searching for true love is one of the toughest challenges we take in our lives. We meet different people in different places and talk about ourselves as we get to know each other. Everyone wants that, to have a companion that he or she can lean on as they want inspiration from a person they like. Hence, by wanting that kind of concepts, people would always want to date and as technology embrace our lives, we use to have it instantly. Nowadays, even finding ‘the One’ is a lot easier than before. Overall, the main reason is the instant affection. That two words made all the people drool in the fact that in one click, they can find their ideal person which they would want to know more easily wherever they may go. Thus, they’re blinded to the online dating’s shadows that their dream partner in life may turn into everybody’s nightmare.

    In today’s environment, many of them want to have their companions in life that they can find in a heartbeat. But this never tempted me to try those platforms in my current life. Honestly, sometimes I’m curious about the feeling of having a ‘day-to-night conversation’ with my ideal gentleman. He can be my very close friend first as I continuously know him that eventually turn into my loved one when the time comes. To imagine that scene, yes, this may excite me to try it but when the negative sides of online dating appeared in my mind, I continue not to involve myself to this platform. I always say to myself that this may give me an instant pleasure and instant heartbreak at the same time. Also, the chances of the people to find their ‘the Ones’ in this platform is very little. Yes, I see several posts from different couples about their love stories which they started online. Some of the posted relationships succeed, but most of the people who use it failed. They swiped right on the wrong person who deceived them repeatedly. See how the technology poison not only the people’s mind but also blinded their hearts just to have the short term pleasure based on everybody’s display picture that behind of it is a fake person that may break everyone’s heart and soul. All in all, this made me realize that the best bridge in finding my ‘the One’ is still Him no matter how the Internet invades my whole system.

  64. Online dating is really popular nowadays, it is accessible through the use of internet connection and I think people try online dating to develop their personality with the goal of having romantic relationship with one another. I think it is helpful for those people who wants to gain knowledge and experience when it comes to handling relationship particularly those people who are afraid to socialize and approach someone.

  65. Gail B. Arciaga ACT 182

    Why do you think people try online dating?

    For me, I think people try online dating because they want to explore what is inside those applications or website. They are curious about how it actually works. Also, online dating for some people doesn’t mean that they are looking for a romantic relationship with other people. Some individual there are just looking for someone to talk with, a companion, or a friend. In addition, people also try dating online because awkward confrontations are eliminated with online dating. Many males are afraid of rejection. It is much easier to send a simple message and not receive a response than it is to be turned down immediately in a public place. Online dating gives males that extra boost of confidence.

    What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    Nowadays, people who form a friends with benefits kind of a relationship are explicit. My thoughts about those people are they were the one who got a bad experience on their previous relationships. Because, those people who got hurt already have a trauma of a serious relationships that’s why they end up on having a non-committed and less hassle type of a relationship where they can also have fun. A sex-driven relationship are hard because when one party fell in love with the another party the person might cross the boundaries of friendship with benefits and begin to behave like a lover. The lack of reciprocity can then be painful and destructive.

  66. ACT186

    Living in the 21st century with a high volume of technology, everyone can easily access the “online world” with a single click. Regardless of their gender, age, nationality or religion as long as they have internet connection, they are welcome to the online world. People were able to meet and talk to different people from different parts of the world. It is convenient, isn’t? As a result, some people take risks on finding even the better half of their life on on online sites since there are lot of fishes to catch. Almost everyone have their online accounts. With a simple swipe from left to right or by simply clicking a button, they will have their “match” already in a few seconds. They will devote their time and effort to talk to that person to know them more and eventually become comfortable with each other. Most of them ended up meeting each other. Unfortunately, some of them ended up facing a tragedy. There are also some victim of “posers” or those people who uses another person’s identity to fool other people. In addition, most of them did not last forever since some may make themselves sincere on their motives on chat even if not. To sum it up, people joined online dating to find someone to talk to with the motive of being with them afterwards quickly. Maybe some of them are not patient anymore and cannot wait for their destiny to come and ended up finding them online.

    Being “Friends with benefits” with someone is a choice. Because of the widespread of online dating sites, I could not blame them. I don’t really have a problem on people who are doing that as long as they are responsible to what they are doing and they are ready to face the consequences afterwards. As per the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, we need sex and that is the reality. The only problem we have is that people are not yet ready to be open to this kind of matter and cannot accept the fact that it is not a sin but a choice rather. If people want to do it, let them be. I know it is not something to be proud of but it is not something to be ashamed of. However, the only thing that I am concerned about this issue is about their safety. They can catch diseases by doing it. Another, what if they become pregnant and their “friend” do not want to take the responsibility? They should be ready for those instances.

  67. We’re living in a world where everything is instant. Instant shopping, instant friend, instant food and even instant dating and that’s because of technology. Since technology is upgrading day by day it affects our daily life, like people’s reference when it comes to dating. Before, they only write letters to each other and go on dates together before they become offial. But right now, in just one type in your phone even if your miles and miles away, you can easily get a partner, gone is the gold days where writing letters makes you blush and kilig. Although going on dates is still a thing there are still some people who prefer to date online, maybe because they lack of confidence when it comes to interacting, or perhaps they’re introvert, or they are possibly so broken hearted and hopeless in finding their true love that they think dating sites will help them solve it. They may also used online dating sites in order to have fun and somehow forget the real world.

  68. In todays world, technology is taking over the mind of the people, it seems to feel easy for us to communicate and encounter people with just one click. Meeting every day random people and chatting with them without knowing personally are just common things that we experience now. One of this is the online dating. According to the blog that I’ve read over 40 million people have tried online dating and it grows every day.
    I think, people now a days try online dating because most of the singles are hoping that there is a big chance or possibility that they wi meet their other half in online. It can avoid also the awkward confrontations between the two people but don’t you think that it is more okay if you know the person you are dating personally? Maybe for the people who use online dating gives then extra boost of confidence. Some people think it is more convenient and efficient to use without meeting them personally, you are just sitting and you can talk to each other without spending money or anything.

    GREGORIO,MARY ERICA G.
    ACT184

  69. ACT182
    According to the article, “Online Dating is a considerable learning process for both genders. It will help one understand more about what they are looking for in both themselves and in their ideal partner. In addition to that, Dating Online is a great exposure in learning how to embrace who you are and express yourself to a broad range of people.” and “Besides learning about other’s perspectives and life, you will get to learn more about yourself and help develop yourself as a person even more. Introverts will feel more confident in them and will be more courageous in talking to others. Extroverts will soon understand which traits they should withhold and to process before they blabber. Overall online daters will learn more about what they want and need in their ideal partner.”

    I think people try online dating out of curiosity. They want to try something new. Some people are so desperate to find their true love and hoping that online dating will work for them. Some people try it because it becomes popular and many people are using it because it is “in”. Some people try it to find someone who is active sexually by the use of these apps and to form friends with benefits relationship. Additionally, awkward confrontations are eliminated in online dating. Many males are afraid of rejection. It is much easier to send a simple message and not receive a response than it is to be turned down immediately in a public place. Online dating gives males that extra boost of confidence. It enables to meet and communicate with new people without ever leaving the comfortable surroundings of own home. Not only that, it is simple to narrow down matches so you will only meet people who are interested in you and which have the same kinds of interests as well. This creates an easier meeting process. People are more comfortable through these online dating applications because it provides them with some sense of anonymity. You can only share information you want, so there is always a control to some extent on how the person perceives you and lastly, it remains you confident.

    Actually, I haven’t really had an idea why friends with benefits relationship existed. I think they use online dating apps to easily find their f*ck buddies. In every online dating app, they are the usual kind of people you will meet there. At first, I found out that it is disgusting because you form a relationship just for sex and I have this kind of thought that you should have sex with the one who you truly love and when you’re both married. But in the end, I learn not to care about that because that is what they want and I shouldn’t judge them. Change is constant. They just need to be responsible for the consequences. I think they experienced before some sexual abuse when they were younger or they become exposed in things related to sex, that’s why unconsciously they tend to do things like that. I shouldn’t have a problem with that because what two other people decide to do together sexually is nobody else’s business. Your body is yours to use and abuse as you please. Respect is the key. But you shouldn’t settle for this kind of relationship, you better know your worth and don’t set yourself for a failure. You are not just a f*ck buddy, you are more than that. We are designed to become attached to people with whom we become intimate, and this is especially true for women, and certainly also true for men. Someone ends up hurt; women invariably feel very bad about it, and regret it later when they find someone who truly loves them. Find some privacy and relieve yourself, if you get the urge. But don’t complicate your life unnecessarily with a broken heart or regrets about your major decisions and this is one, every time, so be honest with yourself. But regardless of how the relationship is labeled, when you’re sexually involved with someone you already care deeply for; emotions build, as does trust, intimacy, connection, and familiarity. And, no matter what one calls the arrangement, it can still get tricky.

  70.         With the rise of social networking, Dating or finding someone has no exception. Online dating has been accepted by the society as their means of finding their so-called “soulmate” or “the one” for various reasons. First, online dating is the same as adding someone in Facebook or getting phone number because you like him or her. It is just that online dating gives us convenience and chance to catch our golden fish. You no longer need to ask your parents for an advice or friends to introduce you whom you are gonna fall in love with. People choose online dating because it is quicker alternative in connecting you to billions of people around the world. Second, people try sign-up online dating apps because they think that it is time – efficient especially for busy people who have no time in dating. Third, some secured and reliable online dating apps allows individual (singles) to have a better chance of meeting potential and desired partners according tol their preferences. Fourth, some people used online dating for their dark obsession. For instance, they used it solely for sex or shopping for a significant other. Lastly, online dating is a haven for singles. They think that it is their only chance to find their perfect partners because there are lot of cases that online dating actually works.

    Although online dating is good for finding someone or perfect partner, it has its own downside. People used online dating to form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationships or for sex. In my opinion, using online dating for casual sex or any bad reason is not fine. It is the same as watching pornography or paying someone to have a sex with you. Sex is sacred, people must not do sex for satisfying your own obesession and curiosity. Sex is love and not a lust, is the same as the concept of online dating. Online dating is created for searching and finding your love of your life, someone whom you are compatible with. It is hope for some people that they could be able to understand what true love is. If someone tries to decieve them, because their intention is to have sex, then it gives them heartbreak and they will think that even in the online world betrayal and deceiving is part of. Thus, we must be careful before using or signing in any online dating apps or sites because one instant click, there is an instant love or instant heartbreak.

    Lovely M. Gatmen, ACT181

  71. ACT 184

    1.) In today’s era, people are much used to being convenient. Online Dating Apps gives us the convenience of selecting our matches, gives us the ability to meet people around the world and even talk to them whenever we want to. This has become the new way of finding soulmate virtually. I think people are using this site because aside from being fantastic that it’ll give you instant guy or lady to talk to, you can also edit your identity here. It’s now for you to be your ideal self. That’s why we need to be wise while using such apps.

    2.) Friends with benefits is a relationship between friends having sex without any romantic relationship. First of all, I am not a fan of this kind of relationship. It’s obviously against the norms. But I don’t know the real story behind these people who are in FWB-relationship. Maybe they have a reason beyond lust why they are doing such kind of activity. Maybe some in this relationship feel pure lust but maybe some here are having the feeling for each other but too afraid to commit so. I am not perfect, i can’t find a reason to judge them, I respect their decisions in life. It is still their life after all.

  72. Online dating is a trend nowadays. Many people met their spouses in the online world. But what is the reason why people engage in online dating? For me, I think it’s because some of them have no time to meet other people and are very busy with other responsibilities. One of the other many reasons is also because some people that online date is because they think they will not find their true love anymore even though they’re still young. Some people who online dates don’t think that waiting for the one will come, they think that finding the one will be possible online. It is also one of the possible reasons for their easy sex life. Next, they tend to sign up for online dating apps/sites so that they won’t feel lonely and that they will feel that they aren’t the only single person. Lastly, I think that they think that it’s tough to find someone with similar interests. In online dating they can cut to the chase and search so they can find the most compatible person based on interests, tastes, etc.

    I haven’t tried online dating before. Why? It’s because I personally believe that when you can’t trust people in your environment, you can’t also trust people online. Some people lie on their online profiles. Some doesn’t really looks for a relationship, they look for sex. Most of the relationships that was formed online doesn’t last, because they really didn’t know each other. Once they’ve met, they realized they didn’t really like each other. We only get a part inoression and they doesn’t really seem to be they said they were.
    ACT184

  73. Our generation is a generation where people wants to be accepted, loved, and given attention with another person. Online dating application is a tool for a person to find their ideal man/woman, and this platform is being used because it will create a sense of excitement because there are people who you can meet based on your preference and also those people who are being interested in you. Also, another factor that I think why people use dating application because it is not a face to face conversation at first, they can easily express their thoughts and feelings and as soon as they get comfortable with each other it’s either they will meet or not. In addition, the reason may also be because in the real world people around them don’t give the attention that they want so they go to online dating application to find that fulfillment.

    Online dating application can result to being friends, lovers, or friends with benefits. My opinion with people who form friends with benefits relationship because of online dating application is it is not a good relationship to have. First, you and the person don’t have a label, it is not easy to identify what you need to do, you cannot be jealous or argue if the person did something wrong for you. Second, relationship should be taken seriously, they will keep on getting hurt each other in the long run even if it is exciting at first, falling in love is inevitable. Lastly, sexual interaction should be done when the persons doing it is married. It is fun to explore our curiosity but there are limitations in every action that we will make.

  74. ACT 181
    A. Nowadays, we can’t deny the power of social media, from helping in research up to finding your love ones. I think people try online dating because they were tired of going out and at the end of the day the person they were dating will not ending up with them, and it was very frustrating. Somehow online dating made it possible to those people who want to have a companion through the use of social media without even going outside and wasting money or lot’s of time, because when you are doing online dating you can multi task the things you are doing and I think that’s a wise idea, searching for your love while doing your responsibilities in life.

    B. For those people who were engaged in the concept of so called friends with benefits, my thoughts about that is that I think they were doing it because it has no commitment and we all know that some of the people don’t want commitment because they are afraid of falling in love and being left behind, I think those people who were in FWB are those people who loved truly before and end up broken. I am not against FWB nor agree, because it is decided by two people who are agreed to have a sex when they needed it without emotions and feelings while doing it just clearly sex, but in most situation it always end up with the one person in FWB fall in love with the other or what we called one sided love and it was very hurtful and frustrating, I’m not saying that I already experience it but most of the stories I had read and listen that is what I realize.

    It is not wrong to love through the use of virtual identity, but you must make sure that the other person you are going to commit is really into you and is safe, do not let yourself fall into nice words and sweet messages be wise enough in choosing your actions because everything has consequences.

  75. A.1 As technology invades the world, change is what we see in everything, how it works in all aspects like dating. Courtship before is very formal and “sacred” for both parties. However, as we see nowadays courtship can be done in many ways, and one of these is online dating. A downloadable app for mobile or laptop where any gender can swipe up, down, left or right whereas it depends on the user if he wants that certain person. I think people tend to try online dating is to get out of their box, because the normal people that surrounds them easily judged them; it can be also they want a same “ground” to whom they are dating with because if they have same interest they’ll easily clicked; some other people just want to build rapport, just mingle or know the culture of a certain nationality/country.

    A.2 For me, friends with benefits relationship is not a joke issue or kind of relationship, instead it’s a serious one that some must end. It’s not a good thing to know that between you and your friend/s have a under the table shitty things. It’s in our nature being a human to come to a time know about serious things- sexual. However, some people think that it is cool or fun to do it. Being belong to a cuntry that is conservative it’s a big deal for some, but also for people that respects each other and know what’s right and wrong.

  76. Online dating is a convenient way of dating people who has similar interests with you. And I think people engage to think kind of thing because they wanted convenience, and comfort. Just one click away, then boom, you already have someone to share things with, say things that only lovers could, a companion, and a lover. Some people try online dating to forget, and some just try to gain some friends. In this generation, teens, adults and even older people try these applications or website out of boredom, sometimes they just want someone to talk to, some wanted to have a relationship, and sadly, some just wanted something “fun”.

    My thoughts about people who form a FWB relationship is that, as long as they’re not engaging into something that would cause lawsuits, then it is fine. Lawsuits like, you, videotaping what you did and post it online with or without the other person’s consent. I may be against to this kind of thing but we cannot do anything about it anymore, the 21st century, may we accept it or not, really have that ‘raging hormones’ and are really aggressive. And also, as long as you know what is right and wrong, and as long as you know what you’re doing and it makes you feel contented, then it’s alright.

  77. In todays world, technology is taking over the mind of the people, it seems to feel easy for us to communicate and encounter people with just one click. Meeting every day random people and chatting with them without knowing personally are just common things that we experience now. One of this is the online dating. According to the blog that I’ve read over 40 million people have tried online dating and it grows every day.
    I think, people now a days try online dating because most of the singles are hoping that there is a big chance or possibility that they wi meet their other half in online. It can avoid also the awkward confrontations between the two people but don’t you think that it is more okay if you know the person you are dating personally? Maybe for the people who use online dating gives then extra boost of confidence. Some people think it is more convenient and efficient to use without meeting them personally, you are just sitting and you can talk to each other without spending money or anything.

    GREGORIO,MARY ERICA G.
    ACT184

  78. In todays world, technology is taking over the mind of the people, it seems to feel easy for us to communicate and encounter people with just one click. Meeting every day random people and chatting with them without knowing personally are just common things that we experience now. One of this is the online dating. According to the blog that I’ve read over 40 million people have tried online dating and it grows every day.
    I think, people now a days try online dating because most of the singles are hoping that there is a big chance or possibility that they wi meet their other half in online. It can avoid also the awkward confrontations between the two people but don’t you think that it is more okay if you know the person you are dating personally? Maybe for the people who use online dating gives then extra boost of confidence. Some people think it is more convenient and efficient to use without meeting them personally, you are just sitting and you can talk to each other without spending money or anything.

    GREGORIO, MARY ERICA G.
    ACT184

  79. In todays generation our technology is very advanced to the point that it will help you to find your the one and it will happen when you use online dating.
    In my opinion/perspective people are trying to use Online Dating is to balance their time, for work and for lovelife. Of course when you are busy in your work or studies you can use Online Dating without hassle. You can use technology while you are doing things. But some people maybe using it is to just pass time only. Maybe they are bored or it’s their free time. And lastly people are using it because they are desperate in having a lovelife, they are rush or hurried for it.
    I belive that there things that technology can’t give you because it’s need for people or individual to experience it at their own without the help of technology. And I believe that in the right time, right moment and right place you can find your the one without using Online Dating. It is just a platform for toxic people whose only want to scratch their itchy feeling or their horny feeling not LOVE. Anyway it’s just my opinion.

  80. People are being engaged in online dating because it is actually so accessible and it is very easy to use. You just have to swipe left or right and that’s it, you have a date. I think, people use online dating app or sites because they have a lot of choices unlike meeting actual people in person. In a generation of “instant”, people wants everything easy and fast that’s why they try online dating apps. People use this when they’re bored because they have this in mind that they’d have an instant chatmate or whatever you calls it just by clicking some buttons and choosing who to talk with. They can even see each other through video calls. That’s actually amazing. There are people who succeeded in trying online dating and they’re living together now. I think, some people think that they’d be successful also by trying this because there are stories that actually succeeded in this.

    I am against FWB relationships because it would only satisfy their flesh and not their totality. I just can’t see the logic behind it. Meeting people who you jut met online in purpose of having sex? Ermm? Seriously, why? Satisfy yourself, alone! Don’t use other people in satisfying your sexual needs because that is so selfish. You’d realize it someday that you’re not just breaking yourself but you’re also breaking other’s heart. If you want to satisfy your sexual needs, have an actual partner who can help you with that. At least, you’re binded with responsibilities if ever anything happen. I am against it because it is against my beliefs. Yeah, I am against FWB relationship but if it makes people happy, so be it. Why bother if it’s their life? It’s their body, it’s their choice. Just be careful. Consent is important, friends.

    Kevin Aldrin De Guzman – ACT184

  81. In today’s world, technology is taking over the mind of the people, it seems to feel easy for us to communicate and encounter people with just one click. Meeting every day random people and chatting with them without knowing personally are just common things that we experience now. One of this is the online dating. According to the blog that I’ve read over 40 million people have tried online dating and it grows every day.
    I think, people now a days try online dating because most of the singles are hoping that there is a big chance or possibility that they will meet their other half in online. It can avoid also the awkward confrontations between the two people but don’t you think that it is more okay if you know the person you are dating personally? Maybe for the people who use online dating gives then extra boost of confidence. Some people think it is more convenient and efficient to use without meeting them personally, you are just sitting and you can talk to each other without spending money or anything.

    GREGORIO, MARY ERICA G.
    ACT184

  82. In today’s world, technology is taking over the mind of the people, it seems to feel easy for us to communicate and encounter people with just one click. Meeting every day random people and chatting with them without knowing personally are just common things that we experience now. One of this is the online dating. According to the blog that I’ve read over 40 million people have tried online dating and it grows every day.
    I think, people now a days try online dating because most of the singles are hoping that there is a big chance or possibility that they will meet their other half in online. It can avoid also the awkward confrontations between the two people but don’t you think that it is more okay if you know the person you are dating personally? Maybe for the people who use online dating gives then extra boost of confidence. Some people think it is more convenient and efficient to use without meeting them personally, you are just sitting and you can talk to each other without spending money or anything

    GREGORIO, MARY ERICA G.
    ACT184

  83. I think, people try online dating because they wanted to feel the satisfaction that they have been longing outside of the social media. People who does online dating need to feel the belongingness that they wanted. Pressure of being in a relationship is also one factor that push people to do online dating even if they know that their is a big risk in doing this thing.

    My thoughts about people who form Friends with benefits relationship is they can do whatever they want, as long as it does not harm their health. We cannot control what these people wanted to do, but we can give them advices regarding the possible outcome of the FWB relationship. Relationship between two people should be serious and should not be a game like FWB relationship. Sex is a sacred thing and it is not something that you do only to have fun.

    ANGELA POSADAS
    ACT 183

  84. Based on my opinion, people tend to try online dating because it is easy to use and there are many options of person you are interested in. Person easily find someone they would like because of random choosing of an individual. Others are using this because of boredom. Or just because they are introvert that couldn’t express their feelings in face to face. Based on what I searched, most people do this because awkward confrontations are eliminated with online dating. And mostly mens are afraid of rejection. It is much easier to send a simple message and not receive a response than it is to be turned down immediately in a public place. Probably online dating gives males that extra boost of confidence because you could just have to confess by words and voilà its done. It would just matter to the answer of female. If the answer is no, then it is okay to the part of male because there are many options, like in the saying that “there are plenty of fish in the ocean”. In this platform, it is not big deal if someone rejected you because the relationship and the feeling are not too deep. In some sense, an individual wouldn’t get serious relationship by using online dating. Probably because people on those app would just be interested to someone by basing on physical appearance.

    ACT183
    Erica Nicole S. Lola
    No. 1

  85. a. People try online dating because they think it is an amazing way to meet new friends. It may be overwhelming at first, but it is true it can be an easier way to meet the love of your life. For newly moved people to a different place, online dating can be a way to meet new friends faster. Some are shy to meet in person, but with online dating, you can get every information you want to know just by the person’s profile and your conversation. Meeting in person can also consume time and effort, but with online dating, you are just one click away.

    b. Fore me, those who are in a FWB relationship are wasting their precious time and emotions. A common reason for FWB break ups is when one side develop a romantic feeling towards his/her partner, but because they are just fuck buddies, they cannot turn into a ‘for real couple’. It is just not a good investment; in the end, you will just be hurt. Sadly, this type of relationship is getting common nowadays especially in liberated countries. For women who are in FWB, they can be called sluts. But with men, people may think they are cool because they can fuck many girls. I think those who goes online to find a FWB partner are those who are so shy to talk to someone but just want to the dirty thing. They just want to feel the ‘feeling’ of pleasure. They want to avoid the responsibilites of having a boyfriend or girlfriend so they just remain FWB. It can also be a stress reliever; as we all know, it is better to have a partner compared to being alone and playing with yourself. But if you are really into a serious relationship, FWB is not an option. Just wait for the right time and true love will come to you. Wait patiently. Love moves in mysterious ways.

  86. a.) As for my opinion, people tend to date people they knew from the internet because maybe in real life they’ve been through some issues, wherein the only way to make her feel better is to use social media. Some other instances are those people who lacks confident personally was boosted by the people he/she met in the social media. Since there has a lot of dating apps existing, people can get easily connect to people who have the same interest like them. Also, as for millennial times, we tend to post everything about us that might catch other people’s attention and just by simply one chat/text away you’ll get to have know each other.
    b.) For me, it was not a good idea of having a friends with benefits relationship, for may opinion it should be done by people who truly love each other. It was hard to trust the social media we used because in just one click it might change how the world goes round. It can be used as a threat your life and to your family, and also if it continued to happen you might lose your respect to yourself and from others. Always think before you click as they say.

  87. Fatima Mae Mendoza Act 185
    People nowadays date recklessly. We treat each other like were trying a new shoes, that no matter how well something fit’s we still want to see how we look in something else. Our generation wants is instant in everything, maybe people trying online dating because of generation influence that most of time people are more focus of social media, out of curiosity some people try, just to have fun and past time. But most of the time dating online is working that some of Filipino found there someone which is foreigners. That essentially, when the person is really a true lover, then it will resist everything that comes natural, It’s only when you really show your interest,honesty with trust, and who you are.

    With regards of Friend and benefits I’m not against with that because it’s a matter of choice, maybe not all friendship just for give and give, but it’s for give and take and It’s happen when someone is having a fear of commitment.

  88. People tend to try online dating because it is easy to use and there are many options of person you are interested in. Person easily find someone they would like because of random choosing of an individual. Others are using this because of boredom. Or just because they are introvert that couldn’t express their feelings in face to face. Based on what I searched, most people do this because awkward confrontations are eliminated with online dating. And mostly mens are afraid of rejection. It is much easier to send a simple message and not receive a response than it is to be turned down immediately in a public place. Probably online dating gives males that extra boost of confidence because you could just have to confess by words and voilà its done. It would just matter to the answer of female. If the answer is no, then it is okay to the part of male because there are many options, like in the saying that “there are plenty of fish in the ocean”. In this platform, it is not big deal if someone rejected you because the relationship and the feeling are not too deep. In some sense, an individual wouldn’t get serious relationship by using online dating. Probably because people on those app would just be interested to someone by basing on physical appearance.

    ACT183
    Erica Nicole S. Lola
    No. 1 Question

  89. ‼️Why do you think people try online dating?

    I think people try online dating just because they are hopeless to have a relationship, like for them there is no one that they like her/him. They think that in online dating they can easily find a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Because in online dating they are not looking about the looks I think and with that they are looking with the sense of humor when it comes to the conversation.

    In the old days was the best way of all to find real love siince that was the much easier time for the men and women to connect with one another too. Quite a change today unfortunately, especially for many of us women that are still single today and looking for a good men to settle down with.

    ‼️What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    Thoughts about Friends with Benefits?

    Most of the time one falls for the other, but whatever floats your boat as long as they aren’t hurting anyone I don’t see the harsh. If either of them wants a proper relationship then friends with benefits won’t work for them even if they kind of want that too. I think they would just find themselves falling for them. That’s why I never got into friends with benefits, but I guess it could work for some people. If both parties are up for it and accept the terms, I’ve got no problem with it. I wouldn’t do it personally. I’d end up making it messy by developing serious feelings for the person no doubt. No problem with it. What two other people decide to do together sexually is nobody else’s business (only in the case of incest is it really a problem, but that’s a different topic) and if two friends want to engage in this type of encounter then they should be able providing they are of consent. As for whether I think they can work without anyone getting feelings…

  90. ‼️Why do you think people try online dating?

    I think people try online dating just because they are hopeless to have a relationship, like for them there is no one that they like her/him. They think that in online dating they can easily find a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Because in online dating they are not looking about the looks I think and with that they are looking with the sense of humor when it comes to the conversation.

    In the old days was the best way of all to find real love siince that was the much easier time for the men and women to connect with one another too. Quite a change today unfortunately, especially for many of us women that are still single today and looking for a good men to settle down with.

    ‼️What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    Thoughts about Friends with Benefits?

    Most of the time one falls for the other, but whatever floats your boat as long as they aren’t hurting anyone I don’t see the harsh. If either of them wants a proper relationship then friends with benefits won’t work for them even if they kind of want that too. I think they would just find themselves falling for them. That’s why I never got into friends with benefits, but I guess it could work for some people. If both parties are up for it and accept the terms, I’ve got no problem with it. I wouldn’t do it personally. I’d end up making it messy by developing serious feelings for the person no doubt. No problem with it. What two other people decide to do together sexually is nobody else’s business (only in the case of incest is it really a problem, but that’s a different topic) and if two friends want to engage in this type of encounter then they should be able providing they are of consent. As for whether I think they can work without anyone getting feelings…

  91. ACT-182
    As the advance technological of modern era takes its place, people are very dependent on using technology. And with the access of social networking sites, people are able to go on an online dating. I think people try this because they think finding for their potential love interest is more likely and it wouldn’t be hard to find the perfect match for them. Effortlessly, they can look for their compatible person based on interests through streaming online. This idea gives people the chance to meet soemone whom you didn’t expect to meet at the first place. Also, there are people who doesn’t have enough time to meet people and have date because of their responsibilities and busy schedules at work. That’s why they prefer mostly to use this new way of having a date through the virtual dating app. And they think it much way easier to confess their feelings. However, some people use it out of boredom to find entertainment. People who uses this can avoid the mystery of their real self, and it’s quite alarming. Being clueless to other people’s thinking and perception might lead to a mismatch. And not all people that is into online dating has good intentions. That’s why people shouldn’t rely so much on this. Make sure to know first the person you meet online before entering into a relationship.

    Friends with benefits are those people who has a mutual understanding to each other–not ready to be in a committed relationship. Even if both try to maintain the respect, it just complicates matters. This relationship without label isn’t accurate because it doesn’t reflect what you’re actually experiencing. Even though it is only sexually involved, emotions starts to build, along with trust and intimacy. People who are into this isn’t allowed to feel emotionally invested. That’s why the feelings that you’re investing doesn’t deserve the feelings you’re having. All in all, this arrangement isn’t a good idea at all. Using someone just to satisfy your needs isn’t necessary.

  92. Dela Rosa, Ashley Nhicollete G. 184

    ‼️Why do you think people try online dating?

    I think people try online dating just because they are hopeless to have a relationship, like for them there is no one that they like her/him. They think that in online dating they can easily find a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Because in online dating they are not looking about the looks I think and with that they are looking with the sense of humor when it comes to the conversation.

    In the old days was the best way of all to find real love siince that was the much easier time for the men and women to connect with one another too. Quite a change today unfortunately, especially for many of us women that are still single today and looking for a good men to settle down with.

    ‼️What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    Thoughts about Friends with Benefits?

    Most of the time one falls for the other, but whatever floats your boat as long as they aren’t hurting anyone I don’t see the harsh. If either of them wants a proper relationship then friends with benefits won’t work for them even if they kind of want that too. I think they would just find themselves falling for them. That’s why I never got into friends with benefits, but I guess it could work for some people. If both parties are up for it and accept the terms, I’ve got no problem with it. I wouldn’t do it personally. I’d end up making it messy by developing serious feelings for the person no doubt. No problem with it. What two other people decide to do together sexually is nobody else’s business (only in the case of incest is it really a problem, but that’s a different topic) and if two friends want to engage in this type of encounter then they should be able providing they are of consent. As for whether I think they can work without anyone getting feelings…

  93. Why do you think people try online dating?
    – Online dating is a sites or application that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. I think one of the reasons why people try online dating is they/we can make friends easily and online dating bring together thousands of single people with shared interests. Second, it really works, in the past people don’t believe that online dating would work but many people become friends through online dating and then fell inlove and even get married. Third is it may be risky for meeting or talk to stranger but you are in control to make the decision whether to meet someone. And you make the decision whether to share any of your personal information. And lastly, people try online because of trend and I think they want to try it for other reasons.

    Jesse Rae Villanueva
    ACT181

  94. Why do you think people try online dating? (10pts)
    – Online dating is a sites or application that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. I think one of the reasons why people try online dating is they/we can make friends easily and online dating bring together thousands of single people with shared interests.
    Second, it really works, in the past people don’t believe that online dating would work but many people become friends through online dating and then fell inlove and even get married. Third is it may be risky for meeting or talk to stranger but you are in control to make the decision whether to meet someone. And you make the decision whether to share any of your personal information. And lastly, people try online because of trend and I think they want to try it for other reasons.

    Jesse Rae Villanueva
    ACT181

  95. Why do you think people try online dating? (10pts)
    – Online dating is a sites or application that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. I think one of the reasons why people try online dating is they/we can make friends easily and online dating bring together thousands of single people with shared interests.
    Second, it really works, in the past people don’t believe that online dating would work but many people become friends through online dating and then fell in love and even get married. Third is it may be risky for meeting or talk to stranger but you are in control to make the decision whether to meet someone. And you make the decision whether to share any of your personal information. And lastly, people try online because of trend and I think they want to try it for other reasons.

    Jesse Rae Villanueva
    ACT181

  96. Why do you think people try online dating?
    – Online dating is a sites or application that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. I think one of the reasons why people try online dating is they/we can make friends easily and online dating bring together thousands of single people with shared interests.
    Second, it really works, in the past people don’t believe that online dating would work but many people become friends through online dating and then fell in love and even get married. Third is it may be risky for meeting or talk to stranger but you are in control to make the decision whether to meet someone. And you make the decision whether to share any of your personal information. And lastly, people try online because of trend and I think they want to try it for other reasons.

    Jesse Rae Villanueva
    ACT181

  97. Why do you think people try online dating?
    – Online dating is a sites or application that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. I think one of the reasons why people try online dating is they/we can make friends easily and online dating bring together thousands of single people with shared interests. Second, it really works, in the past people don’t believe that online dating would work but many people become friends through online dating and then fell in love and even get married. Third is it may be risky for meeting or talk to stranger but you are in control to make the decision whether to meet someone. And you make the decision whether to share any of your personal information. And lastly, people try online because of trend and I think they want to try it for other reasons.

  98. Why do you think people try online dating?
    – Online dating is a sites or application that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. I think one of the reasons why people try online dating is they/we can make friends easily and online dating bring together thousands of single people with shared interests. Second, it really works, in the past people don’t believe that online dating would work but many people become friends through online dating and then fell in love and even get married. Third is it may be risky for meeting or talk to stranger but you are in control to make the decision whether to meet someone. And you make the decision whether to share any of your personal information. And lastly, people try online because of trend and I think they want to try it for other reasons.

    Jesse Rae Villanueva
    ACT181

  99. Why do you think people try online dating?
    – Online dating is a sites or application that enables people to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. I think one of the reasons why people try online dating is they/we can make friends easily and online dating bring together thousands of single people with shared interests. Second, it really works, in the past people don’t believe that online dating would work but many people become friends through online dating and then fell in love and even get married. Third is it may be risky for meeting or talk to stranger but you are in control to make the decision whether to meet someone. And you make the decision whether to share any of your personal information. And lastly, people try online because of trend and I think they want to try it for other reasons.

    Jesse Rae Villanueva
    ACT181

  100. In our generation today, technological advances took over. Online dating perhaps became a new trend. People can easily find a romantic partner online. In my opinion, people who usually use these dating apps or sites are trying hard to have a romantic partner. They feel like they would be happy if they have a partner or would satisfy the love they are longing for.
    On the other hand, if I were to be asked on things like FWB relationship, I would not agree with this because I believe that, sexual activity is an important matter. It should not be done by the two individuals who are not even married. However, if the two people are willing to form this kind of relationship no matter what the consequences would be, then it is fine, let them be. We may have different beliefs and way of thinking but we should be respectful of each other’s point of view.

    ACT183

  101. As human beings, we tend to seek the love that we always year for. Maybe the kind of love that not our family nor our friends can give. The kind of love that we can define as companionship and something that we can be proud of. Technology is so much widespread nowadays that even finding the “right one” is measured in meters away from you. It is highly described as just a swipe left or right. I think most people try using dating apps because of it’s convenience and accessibility. You don’t have to go outside your home to find someone to connect with. Some were even influenced by friends or family even.
    I think it is kind of scary because we may tend to forget the importance of working hard just to gain the interest that we long for. There are lots of risks and uncertainties as well in using dating apps, Similarly, fraud and privacy issues were among some of the prevalent problems imposed in using dating apps/ websites. However, I don’t think that it should stop people from trying using dating apps if they want to. Maybe we should just be careful on what we gave away in the internet. We should still maintain the privacy for ourselves.
    For some, they use dating apps and websites to have this “FWB” kind of relationship. They are the one who misunderstood the mere purpose of online dating. I am strongly against such relationships. They should learn that we should be conservative enough for themselves. We should only reserve ourselves for the right person. They should be aware that they should not engage in such activities if they are afraid on committing themselves. People like those should understand that relationships were not games that they can play and quit whenever they like to. They should understand that relationships are more than that. It is understanding, sacrificing and knowing yourself and your partner at the same time. Relationships are more than short time fun but a long term commitment that you should be willing to take the risks just to make it lasts.

  102. ACT186 CATALAN, JUSTINE S.
    Online dating has been the easiest way to find a partner. I mean it when I say the EASIEST because using an online dating app, type your information, what you look for a partner and then swipe right! In the Philippines, some Filipinos are into it. What’s the point of being one of the most internet users in the world if we are not linked in using such applications?

    Online dating applications boomed in 2010, many people around the globe loved it in the most unexpected way! Some says, never talk to stranger but for some, they would take the risk in finding the “right” one. I admit, I ONCE used it way back in 2017 out of curiosity. It is fun to meet new friends and have a conversation with them like you literally meet them in person! Such good old days it so happened that I’m not really into INTERNET way back so I deleted my account.

    For me, there’s nothing wrong in finding the right one in either the traditional or up to the advanced way. As long as you are sincere with what you’re doing, you never cheat your SOCIAL relationship (if so happen), and knowing your own limits, what a good world it would be.

  103. ACT 183

    I. Generation today is really advanced because of technology, thus, it makes life easier and accessible for all. One thing that is in the trend is the usage of Online Dating where having friends is way more easier when chatting rather than in personal and because of this, many are curious and trying it. People try online dating to find someone they can be friends and soon as lovers. People find it hard to communicate through personal, real time or face to face becuase it takes a lot of courage and confidence to make friends with a stranger in person. They think that it is easier to be comfortable with someone through chatting. It also boost their confidence to have social life and to conquer their fear of being alone or not having someone as a companion.

    II. People find it easier to start any relationship as friends but some are taking advantage of it and they call it “Friends with Benefits” or being sexually active by the use of online dating or in real time without having a label on it. In our society, culture and tradition here in the Philippines, the norms are to be sexually active to a person when they’re married or tied up with person and if they are being sexually active before giving vows in the altar then “FWB” is considered as a deviant behavior. But in my perspective and in our generation right now, people became more open for possibilities, opportunities and in diversity of perspective, so nothing is wrong with having friends with benefits as long as they are both single and not stepping on others. What I am concerned about is their health. They must always consider their health in doing any actions since every action we make has a counterpart consequences.

  104. Cyrille Ann Dappit
    ACT 184

    Why do you think people try online dating? This question manipulate me to analyze what are the really the reasons behind. There are many types of online dating app and websites and the whole world tries to fit in their. Society today is different from the past generation, since old time dating is better than the present. There are many reason on why people try it, first, past time or simply, you are bored thats why you go with it. Second, it was in demand so you want also try. Third, you are shy in physical dating thats why you choose online. Fourth, there are more opportunities in online because of it’s many users. Fifth, it was technologically advanced and can satisfy you immediately. Sixth, it was more fun and challenging because both of you are not together and it causes a lot of effort on how you will able to be grateful enough for each other. Seventh, the generation today want only to flirt and thats their way. Lastly, we used to hold our phone everytime and that causes us to be curious about how to date online and because of that, we interact with the people we don’t know.

    Sex now is nothing but a past time. Friends with benefits and active sexually because of online applications is not that a big deal anymore. There are many changes in life and sex life is one of it. Doing sex with your friends is common on some country and for me, it was their choice when their hormones are calling and waving each other and can’t control themselves, it was not my fault. My point is people have brains and I know that when they both agree to have sex and they can have benefits on it, it was their case. And to the people are sexually active because of online dating applications? There’s nothing wrong with you, because if you analyze it, two person will not have sex if they didn’t both agree with it. Rape is different from this. Sexual harassment is also different. We all have different perceptions in life and this is my opinion.

  105. Why do you think people try online dating? (10pts)

    People tend or try to use social media as a medium of online dating because it could be a better way for them to find their partners if they’re single. Base on my own perspective the possible reasons why there are people try to make an online dating is because they don’t want to have obligation, since you are a little anonymous you can manipulate everything or for example you don’t want the personality of a person you are dating with you can simply tell to him/her that this might not work so we better stop it. Another reason is it could be a sea of fishes, the chances for you to know others online is more easy compared to personal and it has a higher probability that a person may find someone that fits to his/her taste or simply the ideal person he/she likes. Obviously there will be a lot of possible options, nowadays dating sites have variety of search options that might help you to find what you are looking for, from age to his/her likes and dislikes, up to the physical appearance. But some just try this to have a new experience, maybe they are seeking for thrill and want to meet a random stranger.

    Christian Jay Dl. Villanueva ACT185

  106. People tend or try to use social media as a medium of online dating because it could be a better way for them to find their partners if they’re single. Base on my own perspective the possible reasons why there are people try to make an online dating is because they don’t want to have obligation, since you are a little anonymous you can manipulate everything or for example you don’t want the personality of a person you are dating with you can simply tell to him/her that this might not work so we better stop it. Another reason is it could be a sea of fishes, the chances for you to know others online is more easy compared to personal and it has a higher probability that a person may find someone that fits to his/her taste or simply the ideal person he/she likes. Obviously there will be a lot of possible options, nowadays dating sites have variety of search options that might help you to find what you are looking for, from age to his/her likes and dislikes, up to the physical appearance. But some just try this to have a new experience, maybe they are seeking for thrill and want to meet a random stranger.

    Christian Jay Dl. Villanueva ACT185

  107. ACT186, RAYO LEXZADEL

    1. People in todays generation are opening themselves to interaction. And based on my observation social media provides a big impact in social interaction. In the world of social media people are often to introduce themselves to another people because they can express themselves without hesitation and that is the reason why most of teenagers nowadays are relying to online dating. They can find they so called dream guy in the internet, because of that social dating sites are now on trend. Social dating sites somehow helps those less confident people to encounter people who can they date or meet. But everyone must remember that online dating have advantages and disadvantages and we must not rely ourselves on it. People are much better to be known in person rather than in social media.

    2. I’m not in favor with friends with benefits or being sexually active by the use of dating apps. We must use every form of social media in a right way and we also need to be responsible when using dating apps to avoid social harassment. I think those people who use dating apps for sexual purposes are the kind of people who cannot even show love to others wholeheartedly because they are using social media to disrespect their fellow. They are being disrespectful not only for not using social media in a right way but also for not respecting their own self. In everything we do, we must always acknowledge God in everything we do, acknowledging Him means doing all the right things in all aspects of life.

  108. Why do you think people try online dating?

    In today’s generation, technologies served as a vital role in one’s life. At the moment when you need something and/or you are curious about, there’s an easy way to solve your problem. Just like today, having a relationship is a trend in our country and lots of dating application has found. As people being hopeless romantic, online dating has been their way to express and satisfy their feelings. Through that, they can choose their ideal man or woman so they can meet up and socialize with other people due to digital media. Furthermore, people try online dating because there are lots of people who have found their loved ones and live happily together because of online application. This is all because of the rising of the digital world why people try online dating. But for me, i still believe that patience is a virtue and the best things in life is worth waiting for.

    SANTIAGO, KIMBERLY ANN C.
    ACT 182

  109. Ryan Dave Biron ACT186
    Since we are in a modern generation the innovations become fast and everyone of us involved in using the technology, we depends on the benefits it provides. Online dating app is a product of this amazing innovations it can used through your personal computer or mobile phones. But what is online dating? For me its a new personal connections over the internet, developing your personal relationship or sexual relationship. This services or apps offer communicating like messaging . They can arrange a date to meet in person. Finding their romantic loved ones and it is a way to find a friends or a new peers.

    People trying to used online dating apps or services because it easy to get started, online dating lets you pick the pace that works best for you. You will find better matches. Dating websites will match you with potential partners according to compatibility, which less hassle for you trying to find the one.

    Individuals are more likely to use the online dating but we need to be careful in what we do like uploading our personal information because it might be the reason why become in risk sometimes they use the social media in the wrong way they abuse it to hurt their other fellowmens but its not bad to use, it is our own way how to use it right and how we become responsible.

    Mostly a lot of people rely on online dating apps because they think that it is easier to have a partnert but there’s no garantee that its match to your attitude or meet your expectation. There is a lot of people dating but when they realize they are not compatible so FWB happen. Sometimes they dont have the choice so they tend to continue dating to meet their desired, to feel warmth but it doesnt mean that they have emotional or romantic attachment or commitment.

  110. ACT184 PRINCESS MARIE JUAN
    ONLINE DATING
    *
    Some people today feel that they won’t be able to meet the love of their life so they turn to the internet
    to find their dream partner. Online dating became a new way of finding one’s soulmate. Through dating
    apps and social media it made dating more convenient for people. People have their own reasons for
    trying online dating. Some of them have no time for dating because of being so busy with their works or
    other life responsibilities and there’s no time to go out and meet other people by clubbing or hanging
    out. Some also believes that they have the control to put whatever information they need – they have
    the control to try perfecting their words for giving the best impression. It may also be because they can
    expand their dating pool where in they can meet people even outside their local areas even outside the
    country. And the one of the many reasons maybe is “It works”- not to all but to some – There are a lot of
    couple who had their successful relationship even though they started with online dating and that
    makes other people think that it may work for them too.

    *
    Sometimes, online dating also becomes one way of people to be sexually active through video chats and
    sex on phone.” For me, I have no right to judge them. We all know that some people are really into sex,
    so they try to make use of internet to be satisfied. These kinds of relationship may also be called
    “Friends with Benefits”. I guess FWB is also a relationship where in both party knows that it’s only about
    being comfortable with each other because they think they are good sex buddies online or not but it
    would never work. When one of them fall for the other the friendship and sex thing stops which simple
    means that everyone lose. I think this kind of things are one of the games of people without serious
    relationship who wants to be active sexually because their bodies yearns for pleasure. Friends with
    benefits disregards every relationship rules and it is a way of throwing their own purity or virginity but
    gaining satisfaction. But I really don’t agree with this kind of relationship because one might lose their
    intimacy with their future spouse and God. I think everyone deserves these kind of things but it would
    be best if people make love with the person whom they truly love after their marriage. Sex is also called
    “Making love” and I think its done with the person you truly love and trust who shall stay with you for a lifetime.

  111. Ryan Dave Biron ACT186
    Since we are in a modern generation the innovations become fast and everyone of us involved in using the technology, we depends on the benefits it provides. Online dating app is a product of this amazing innovations it can used through your personal computer or mobile phones. But what is online dating? For me its a new personal connections over the internet, developing your personal relationship or sexual relationship. This services or apps offer communicating like messaging . They can arrange a date to meet in person. Finding their romantic loved ones and it is a way to find a friends or a new peers.

    People trying to used online dating apps or services because it easy to get started, online dating lets you pick the pace that works best for you. You will find better matches. Dating websites will match you with potential partners according to compatibility, which less hassle for you trying to find the one.

    Individuals are more likely to use the online dating but we need to be careful in what we do like uploading our personal information because it might be the reason why become in risk sometimes they use the social media in the wrong way they abuse it to hurt their other fellowmens but its not bad to use, it is our own way how to use it right and how we become responsible.

    Mostly a lot of people rely on online dating apps because they think that it is easier to have a partnert but there’s no garantee that its match to your attitude or meet your expectation. There is a lot of people dating but when they realize they are not compatible so FWB happen. Sometimes they dont have the choice so they tend to continue dating to meet their desired, to feel warmth but it doesnt mean that they have emotional or romantic attachment or commitment.

  112. CAMELON, YRICA M. ACT 186
    1. Technology serves as a medium in terms of communicating different people from different places. With the help of technology, we can use different social media to interact with other people online. In today’s generation, many people try online dating because they think that it is cool to try that and you are in, if you do that. There are many reasons why people try online dating. One of these are, they want a new experience. When I say experience, what I meant is, to have a long distance relationship. And based on my own experience, I tried online dating before because of the influence of my friends. Sometimes people do online dating because, they just wanted to entertained themselves or they just wanted to talk to someone who can entertained them also.
    2. Honestly speaking, I really don’t know what I am going to think to the people who form a friends with benefits relationship or to the people who are active socially by the use of online dating apps and sites. It is hard to say a single word for these kind of people because, we really don’t know what was their reason why they are doing that. In terms of friends with benefits, I think there is nothing wrong with that. As long as there is a consent with the both parties and as long as that these “benefits” are good for them. In terms of people who are sexually active in online apps or sites, for me, they may be influenced by other people to do that. They are blind on what is right and what is wrong.

  113. Most of the time people try online dating because they are hoping that they can find their “The One” on those apps and sites. Well, some are just trying to find not their “The One” but someone who is readily available and who is willing to hook up. Some are just trying to find someone to talk to or a friend out of those strangers online.And some are just making it as a pass time or they just want to meet new people.
    Well, we are already in the modern world where some people are already opening their minds in to this kind of relation. Friends with Benefits, who wouldn’t want that? no emotions, no strings attached, they don’t need to care for each other, they can do what they want and just pure sex. But would they really risk the friendship that could last forever to a temporary pleasure that could hurt each other?

  114. There is no simple answer for this question.

    One reason people turn to online dating is because they do not want to meet the potential love of their life through a friend. Meeting someone through a bestfriend sometimes leads to drama, especially if things do not work out. Often times the friend also wants to but in and know every minute of detail , which the dating couple may not be comportable discussing.

    Another reason would pertain to people residing in a small town. If you live a short distance from a larger city, chances are you have more potential matches in that metropolitan area. Many people do not want to out nigh, after night, hoping to run into the right person. Online dating eliminates the what if’s, the wasted time, and of course the wasted money, when the night out to find “the one” turns out to be a bust.

    Lastly, awkward confrontations are eliminated in online dating. Manyales are afraid of rejections. It is much easier to send simple message and receive a response than it is to be turned down immediately in public place. Online dating gives males that extra boost of confidence.

    Most of the time one falls for the other, but whatever floats your boat as long as they aren’t hurting anyone I dont see the harm.

    Mainly used by males to exploit females for sex with the female hoping for a meaningful relationship in the long run and to not to be used as a lab of meat, its a shame that masculine psychology is so convulated.

    If either of them wants a proper relationship then friends with benefits won’t work for them even if they kind of want that too. I think they would find themselves falling for them. That’s why I never got into friend with benefits but I guess it would work for some people.

    If both parties are up for it and accept the terms, I’ve got no problem with it. I wouldn’t do it personally. I’d end up making it messy by developing seriuos feelings for the person no doubt.

    No problem with it. What two other people decide to do together sexually is nobody else’s business and if two friends wants to engage in this type of encounter then they should be able providing they are of consent.

    Anyway, back from initial question, It is wrong? Nope, just needs to be a level of understanding between the two people, they both need to know exactly why they are doing, what they are doing and try to develop no feelings for each other what so ever.

  115. In today’s generation, I can say that Internet is already a necessity thing for us. Without Internet we can’t play online games such as the game that is popular today, Mobile Legends. We can’t search the answers for our assignments if we can’t find it in the book. Internet has many positive as well as negative sides that one of us knows but still there are people that can’t live a day without it.

    One of the thing that became popular because of Internet is the “Online Dating” sites which I think billions of people around the world knows, to which others uses it. So why do some people uses this sites? According to the article, it is said there that this sites are asvantage to those people that are finding their THE ONE that they can’t find it physically. They could choose who to like and if they can find those person who have the same feeling as theirs, then it would mean they are compatible. And this would already start a conversation between the two of them, knowing each other and eventually it would come to the point where they could meet personally. It was also stated in the article that these could help those people who made a lot of dates but still can’t find the right person for them, through this online dating, they can already balance their time in their work or school stuffs. BUT online dating is not all about the positive it all has its negative sides, not all the people that you’ve met in online dating is true to their words, you’re not even sure what they are saying to you is true. And your meeting a lot of people from your opposite sex, so it would be hard for you to choose who you really want because you did not yet meet them in person. Online Dating, for me is taking a risk, innthe form that your giving your information to a total stranger, a stranger that not you nor or your friends or family knows. Using online dating sites should be a responsibility of the individual using it because your not really sure of the person’s identity you are not talking to. I’m not against online dating but still people using should become responsible and too trustworthy of the person they just met through chat.

    Another result from online dating are what we called, Friends with Benefits to which, I can’t avoid sayong, are so trend nowadays even though these two persons did not meet in online dating. But I just can’t judge these people because I don’t know their reasons why are they doing this thing. But I know for a fact that what they are doing is not a good thing. Whatever their reasons are, I do believe that they are in the right mind to know what to do right and what not to do. They are not a child for them to let all the people around them, help them wake up of what they are doing. It’s their decision and whatever they choose, they must know its consequences. That at the end of their relationship, they must not regret of what they choose, but to learn from what they experience to whatever they take another step of their life.

    Online dating does not a define a person but still there are people who judge those people who jses this. I think that all of us have our own choices, have our own beliefs and whatever we believe in we must not judge others just because they have different perspective than us. Let’s accept all people around us, we are all different, God created us differently but what will make us similar is accepting and loving those people who are different from who we are. And finding the right person does not require that you should find it immediately, learn to wait and be patient, wait for the right time. Just focus on your studies or work, and in the middle of your focus, you might just find your THE ONE unexpectedly. There are just things that happens to us unexpectedly, it maybe in our good or bad times.

    Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan
    ACT181

  116. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    •Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time.

  117. AREVALO,KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    • Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time.

  118. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    • Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time.

  119. Nowadays, technology plays a big role in our daily lives. Thus, online dating app or site is invented. A lot of people are into this kind of thing but we can’t blame they because we don’t really know their reason of using it. For me the three main reason why people are using online dating site is first because they too are adventurous to the point that they want to try and explore this thing. Second is people want to find new friends and environment that they think through this thing they will have a chance to largen their group of friends. Then last but not the least, each person trying online dating site is so eager to find their great love to the point that they forgot what God’s plan for them.

    Even though, online dating app or site is a trend, this kind of trend is something that I didn’t follow because I’m not fond of chatting with person that I don’t personally know or chatting in general because I lazy typing a message and I believe that through chat, I don’t have idea on what is the true emotion behind in every message. In addition, I’m a firmly believer of one great love that we don’t have to do anything the right person will come in the unexpected time.

    Joana Marie B. Recato
    ACT-181

  120. Online Dating have been a trend for millenials in finding their the one. People used online dating because its the easiest and fastest way to find affection with the privelege of annonimity on the process of flirting with others. I don’t care on what kind of relationship people formed in Online Dating sites because I believe that before they tried using it they are aware of the pros and cons of it.

  121. ACT 182
    1. Why do you think people try online dating?

    The number of internet dating sites is continually growing and has become a very successful and effective business. As to what this article says, the whole concept of online dating is made for those who are looking to balance out their social life, work life, and love life as timely as possible. Nowadays, people are engage in convenient and easy kind of interacting with someone else whether they know each other or not. They seem to match themselves by just few clicks and then started getting along. People do try online dating for various reasons. First, they make it as a way of meeting their ‘the one’. Most of the time, people who try this are those singles. They probably choose someone whom they think is compatible with them since with this online dating they can search for exactly the kind of person they are looking for, then review all of the matches that meet their criteria. Second, people have no time to meet or date face to face. Sometimes, people find it more comfortable to interact without personally seeing each other. Third, it is a kind of dating where less money is involve. Basically, load or internet connection is the only expense. Lastly, people can effortlessly talk each other even just on their bed or home. It’s a kind of easy way of interacting.

    2. What are your thoughts about people who form FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating and sites?

    Friends with benefits for me is never a good idea because there is no clear direction of where the relationship is headed, or if there is really a relationship at all. It is like you give yourself, your time, your body without any commitment or assurance from that person. I believe sexual activities are for those married partners that is done because of love, not lust. Friends with benefits actually hinders or ruins our will to have healthy romantic relationship. It only brings us temporary happiness but not genuine joy. However, nowadays, many are engage with this called friends with benefits all by their different reasons. I respect these people, but I’ll remain on my viewpoint of how a person should value serious relationship that requires commitment and love. Let us make ourselves pleasing and pure as we have and face that someone who is really ‘the one’ and meant for us. That purity is the best gift we could give to him/her.

  122. RC ACT-182, why people try dating online app?. For me people try dating app because they want to find their happiness in their life aside from his\her family. Happiness that everyone is finding of and very important to them. I’m nothing to other people using this certain apps because i’ve used to it a while ago, i try to find my happiness in the online dating app for instance but for me it is a long time to find it in online dating. first you will find friends of course in online dating than find the person that caught you.

    Thoughts about people who are FWB relationship or sexually actively in using online dating app? For me i’m nothing against to the people who met in online and had FWB i’ve so many encounter like that or who use to have FWB in online dating even me i get use to it but eventually also i’m nothing against on the people using online dating for sexually purposes because they are the ones who will use to it not me. But as long it is right to use dating apps or dating online go ahead but if it is use for bad purpose well stop it immediately or it will destroy your life…

  123. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    • Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time

  124. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    • Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time.

  125. Ever since technology and social media has been discovered and evolved, people can easily communicate and find new friends in different platforms. And nowadays, it is considered a tool in searching a finding a perfect match and what so called “love”. And that is the reason why people tend to try online dating sites and apps. They find it comfortable and easy. Or they have some social issues or they are just seeking some attentions. I can’t deny that I used one before, why? just for fun. I found it a little entertaining and because of my friends’ influence.

    Because of the popularity of online dating sites and apps, making friends with benefits is not new. Having friends with benefits is a matter of choice and this choices are made with full responsibilty and having the sense of facing all consequences. And to those people who are active sexually by the use of online dating sites and apps, there’s nothing wrong with you guys. As a human, it is our nature that we need sex actually. Maybe, people are just afraid to commit a big mistake.

  126. ACT 181

    Why do you think people try online dating? Today’s society we are living in an instant wants that we expect to get within a day or a week. People got so excited in meeting another application or software that make it easy for them to find their match. Many individuals that can’t find their match, can easily look for their ideal guy or girl. The toxic society that we are living in is maybe one of the problem of some individuals/ They get pressured on having a partner that they want. Having our technology nowadays, it was so easy to meet your online date.

    What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites? My thoughts about people who form online dating apps or sites, for me it was okay as long as individuals are responsible and they know the consequences of having one. As long as they are happy on what they are doing.

  127. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    • Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time.

  128. I think people use online dating is because is the most convenient and the easiest way to communicated or flirt with others,I think people try online dating because it offers a wide variety of people you can chat unlike on dealing with other people within your place is quite tough usually a group of people living or working on the same place has a pretty similar attitude and ethics. It is also much easier to communicate online than in person, you can delete or retype your misspelled words and you have all the time when to reply unlike in person what you already said cannot be erased and when talking in person you have to reply on your conversation as fast a possible.

  129. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    • Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time.

  130. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    • Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time.

  131. Question:Why do you think people trying online dating?
    As of now, in the world where changes is the only permanent things, people tend to think outside of what is common. Not for their wants neither not for their needs but a reality to face. Everyone is trying something new about their thoughts that can answers what they are praying for. Online dating is an example of this. Accept it or not, we can’t find the difference of what was real and what was not. To the millions of people where the number of people is not divided accurately to be pair off, to the thousands of shattered heart from different experience where true love doesn’t exist, to the hundred tears for a person that you thought was the right one but sadly in a wrong time, for everyone who are trying so hard to find the one who can accept their imperfections and to all the people who patiently wait but still waiting ONLINE DATING became their solutions. Because of their thoughts about “what ifs” they will risk and try everything to find the one who was fit to be on their side. I think those people who try online dating is not hopeless romantic neither cheap as they say because for me they are the who are brave enough to risk their heart in order to find the destine one for them. People somehow think that maybe in online they can find a person who will never hurt them, a person who will accept all the flaws he got and a person who will love him/ her eternally.
    Question: What are my thoughts about people who form FWD friends with benefits or are active sexually by the use of online dating.
    We can’t avoid that feeling to sometimes believe to the imposibble stories we hear. Like there are knight in charming armour for a damsel in distress, a prince to a princess, a king to a queen, or even a master for a slave, an employer to an employee and many more. Who wouldn’t like to find the pair their looking for even at the gamble on the not ordinary plot of story? We can never judge nor stop someone who tried friends with benefits or online dating because we never heard the story behind it. Sometimes because of what we experience we tried to seek what the best peak for us to get someone attention or to solve our own kind of miseries. Those people who tried friends with benefits I think somehow tried to cover the wounds with band aid that they thought they can heal but the truth they just tampered it and slowly avoided the pain. They are the people who are tired enough to experience the pain that cause by rejection and judgment. They are the person who covering their real feelings to avoid complications. And the person who tried to use online dating to be sexualpy active are somehow the lowful person who can’t able to face in person. Somehow they are the one with low self confidence. Or they are the one who are overflowing with esteem and play like madness. Whatever the reason, all people with those kind of activities online are the one who are deep in their heart wants to find the one for them.

    CALIGAN, CARMELLA JANE
    ACT183

  132. Alcober, Casey G. // Act183

    1. Why do you think people try online dating?

    I think they wanted somebody to talk to. There are people who let and express their thoughts, indifferences, imperfections, and weaknesses towards people whom they seldom know maybe because these people they are speaking with, do not speak ill or do not give their judgments about their conditions because they don’t know each other and so there’s no way that he can speak bad about you. Unlike the stares and ill words coming from your family and friends that can make things worse. You’ll just be quiet rather than speak about it.

    1. Have you tried online dating before? If you not, why havent you tried it?

    I haven’ tried online dating before just because i don’t feel safe in there, i’m not interested, and i’m not comfortable talking to a person online or on screen that i havent met just yet.

  133. Christine Sael
    ACT 184
    In our generation, we have been influence by the use of gadgets and with that we also explore the world of online media sites. People are very used in socializing even to the people that they don’t know. People try online dating because they want to explore the other side of the world, they want to take the risk of meeting new strangers even it is good or a bad people. It is easy to meet people because of the social media and other dating sites. I know someone that was successfully meet his dream boy because of online dating. And I see she took a high risk before it work out. She was in Manila while the guy was in Cagayan and I am very amaze with that. Online dating can be good or bad but it depends on how you use it wisely.

  134. Each and every one around us is different from one another. We are unique in our own special ways. In addition we have our own opinions or perspectives in life.

    Cambridge dictionary defined online dating as the way of starting a romantic relationship on the internet, by giving information about yourself or replying to someone else’s information. Today in our generation, online dating is famous to other people not just for the teens, but also for the adults also. I think they other people use online dating to find true love because they are once been broken. There are people who gut hurt by the person they love the most. I believe that some Filipinos used online dating just to find foreigners. I know someone who use online dating just for entertainment and also some use it just because they badly need a partner in life. But i believe that the person for you will come in the right time. Just wait because GOD has a lot of plans for us.

    We have our own experiences in life, experiences that thought us different lessons. Based on my personal experience, I am in a relationship with Alvin Astorga since 2014 and having this kind of relationship requires time and a strong foundation and because of that I develop an idea in me that I have so much respect for everyone’s relationship. I know that there are times that you will encounter a lot of challenges in your relationship, you just need to be strong or brave to face those challenges and you need to trust GOD and your partner. Furthermore, my opinion regarding Friends with Benefits relationship is that I respect their relationship because I know that we are totally different from one another and we have our own stories in life. I respect them and I don’t care what they are doing in their life because we have our own life to live to the fullest. But, some people might judge them because I know that this is not good to look at.

  135. On this modern generation, technology is the best source of anything. Internet and cellphone had made a better and easiest way of communication that’s why it’s serves as a bridge or connection of everyone. That’s why some people invented a dating site not only to earn money from that particular site but also to help people who are hard to find a partner in real life. And I think some people use online dating site because it’s easy to find and match a partner here. Just one click then chat chat chat and that’s it, after chatting they plan for meet up. And if they interested to each other it have a chance to be partner in real life.

    For me some people form a friends with benefits relationship because they love each other but they didn’t give a label on their relationship. In short they love each other but they don’t want a commitment. They don’t want to hurt each other that’s why they choose to be friends with benefits that IN A RELATIONSHIP.

  136. There is no simple answer for this question. Maybe one reason people turn to online dating is because they do not want to meet the potential love of their life through a friend. Meeting someone through a best friend sometimes leads to drama, especially if things do not work out. Often times the friend also wants to but in and know every minute detail, which the dating couple may not be comfortable discussing.

    When entering a new arrangement, calling it FWB is confusing because it doesn’t reflect the complicated nature of what you’re trying to create, especially if it’s with someone you barely know.

  137. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    • Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time.

  138. Moiseslyn Masagca ACT182, In my opinion peope try online dating because, first is the curiousity how this online dating works, nowadays technology is the one thing that everyone can use to communicate someone. Online dating works by introducing yourself to others using the internet.
    For me I don’t have any problem to those people who form of FWB or relationship or are active sexually by the use of dating apps and sites because they have the rights to do what they wanted to do, they are the one who knows what is best for them, I’m sure that they know what will happen if they did that thing, they need to be responsible, have the discipline before and after they did this thing.

  139. In humans’ search for love and belongingness, they usually tend to try different things; blind date, double date, text-fling- relationship and even online dating.

    It is true that in order to say that your current relationship is already your ‘the one,’ you have to have atleast two years of bonding or experiences with him. But at present, that doesn’t seem to be happening.

    In today’s world where everything seems instant, you can find a lover in just a blink of an eye and a click on your social media sites. There could be numerous reasons why people try online dating. Of course, some has their personal reasons. But mostly, they do that out of curiosity. Well, I guess this is the very first reason for most of those who try this act. We all know that what drive people to try new things is their curiosity.

    There were some who felt failure in trying personal dating ways and so they would want to try a new one. There were also some who doesn’t felt confident enough with their physical self or appearance and are much comfortable in presenting themselves with their opposite sex behind a virtual character or their online identity so they are much into online dating.

    My last perceived reason could be, convenience. Well, technologies make everything easy for us, even finding our future partner. Actually, that is the main purpose of the emergence of online dating sites or applications. Hence, I guess people pursue this because they would want an easy way to find a lover.

    With trying online dating, Friends With Benefits relationship also emerge. And I’m actually against this. I am greatly against with any acts associated with premarital sex. I believe that if you really love a person, you will respect him/her; her decisions, her acts as well as her body. I believe that if you really love a person you will wait for this intimate moment to happen after the sanctity of your holy union, Wedding.

    Moreover, for me, people who engage themselves with FWB relationship just hurt themselves. How did I say this? Well, common sense. Humans naturally have a soft heart and are easy to be attached with others and might also easy to fall in love on someone they hang out with. And so what if, the other one REALLY fall in love with his buddy but the other party doesn’t have any serious feeling at all? Then that’s awful right? Thus, for me, people engaging themselves here just play with their emotions.

    VILLA, MARY CRIS M.
    ACT181

  140. In this digital age, where in most source of information and the way we interact with other people is now in digital form. This probably contribute a lot to make our lives more easier compared than before. In my own point of view, people loves to access online apps the new way to get rid off boredom and as social influence did due to curiosity they tend to try it just to relate to one another. As they trying to explore deeper that will be beneficiary to their existence even though it is too risky because everything can be filtered in distance. They tend to found someone that could help to form meaningful relationship through the use of online dating app. This is more convenient and effective because it was proved less time consuming. You don’t need to demand a physical attachment as long you are stay connected. It has been said there are some successful relationship formed through online.

    2.) The friend with benefits is form of relationship between two friends having sex but without any romantic matter involve. Entering into this kind of aggreement is too risky. Because, it always ended up to negative outcome. I am not against of having this kind of relationship as long they are not putting other people in trouble on what they are doing. They should responsible on their actions. I have no idea on why do other people is contented to this kind of relationship. Maybe, they are not ready or afraid of commitment or there are deeper issues behind.

    Shaivie Rose P. Javier
    ACT184

  141. °Because people in this generation, cannot satisfy themselves alone, people get lost of interest with their usual friends and people who date them. So other try dating apps to satisfy their needs

    °There is no wrong with me if theg dont harm or annoy other poeple. As long as they are happy by themselves and not bringin problems to the Philippines its okag with me

  142. 1. Why do you think people try online dating?
    -I think that people try online dating because some of them lacks confident when it comes to interacting personally. Maybe others feel comfortable when using social media in terms of dating.

    2. What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?
    -I really dont like the idea of friends with benefits or being active sexually by the use of online dating. I strongly believe that if you really like someone you must meet the person personally and done it personally to avoid getting hurt.

    GALLARDO, DENISE AUBREY G.
    ACT 183

  143. In humans’ search for love and belongingness, they usually tend to try different things; blind date, double date, text-fling- relationship and even online dating.

    It is true that in order to say that your current relationship is already your ‘the one,’ you have to have atleast two years of bonding or experiences with him. But at present, that doesn’t seem to be happening.

    In today’s world where everything seems instant, you can find a lover in just a blink of an eye and a click on your social media sites. There could be numerous reasons why people try online dating. Of course, some has their personal reasons. But mostly, they do that out of curiosity. Well, I guess this is the very first reason for most of those who try this act. We all know that what drive people to try new things is their curiosity.

    There were some who felt failure in trying personal dating ways and so they would want to try a new one. There were also some who doesn’t felt confident enough with their physical self or appearance and are much comfortable in presenting themselves with their opposite sex behind a virtual character or their online identity so they are much into online dating.

    My last perceived reason could be, convenience. Well, technologies make everything easy for us, even finding our future partner. Actually, that is the main purpose of the emergence of online dating sites or applications. Hence, I guess people pursue this because they would want an easy way to find a lover.

    With trying online dating, Friends With Benefits relationship also emerge. And I’m actually against this. I am greatly against with any acts associated with premarital sex. I believe that if you really love a person, you will respect him/her; her decisions, her acts as well as her body. I believe that if you really love a person you will wait for this intimate moment to happen after the sanctity of your holy union, Wedding.

    Moreover, for me, people who engage themselves with FWB relationship just hurt themselves. How did I say this? Well, common sense. Humans naturally have a soft heart and are easy to be attached with others and might also easy to fall in love on someone they hang out with. And so what if, the other one REALLY fall in love with his buddy but the other party doesn’t have any serious feeling at all? Then that’s awful right? Thus, for me, people engaging themselves here just play with their emotions.

    VILLA, MARY CRIS M.
    ACT181

  144. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

  145. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

  146. People try online dating because for me, they want to try their luck of meeting someone whether it be friends or a company or someone who have the pontential of being a boyfriend/girlfriend. Onther than that, they can easily make a good first impression because they dont know nothing about each other.

    Using an online dating app or website is good of you using it fairly, having no intention to harm and take advantage of people in there.

    ACT181

  147. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

  148. ACT182

    1.
    These days, with the rise of social networking, online dating has been more accepted. Online dating becomes really popular as time goes by, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods in finding their partners. Honestly, I’m not that sure about people’s ultimate intentions in using online dating app. Are they looking for something serious like marriage? Or they’re just using it as their pass time? Maybe, nowadays, online dating is the most practical, efficient and convenient way to sort and meet others. One biggest reason why some people are using online dating app is because they have no time. Some people are so busy with work or other life responsibilities that they simply have no time to go out to meet or date people. Another one is you’re in control with it. With online dating, you’re in charge of everything, from what information you put out there, and when you reply. Instead of an awkward five second pause while you try to think of something to say if you date someone in person, in online dating, you can spend time perfecting your replies. While, some people just want to find their perfect match, to find the most compatible person based on their interests, tastes and many more. Others are just more comfortable and confident in expressing their self online than in face-to-face meeting. But what’s most important that people who uses online dating should always remember is that no matter what dating website or app you try, you should always exercise caution. Don’t give out personal details until you surely know the other person.

    2.
    Honestly, I have no problem with people who form FWB relationship or are sexually active by the use of online dating apps. For me, it’s just, if it works for you, have at it and if you think it will be a source of more pain than joy, then don’t. For me, engaging in this kind of relationship are only for those people who have strong level of emotional maturity. Everyone of us is different. What other people think and want should not matter to me. What I mean is, I don’t judge people who believe in this kind of relationship, it’s their life and it’s their choice. As long as they are not hurting anyone else or themselves in any manner, no one should question their belief. But they should always remember to value their selves. And, engage in friends with benefits relationship at your own risk.

  149. ACT182
    1.
    These days, with the rise of social networking, online dating has been more accepted. Online dating becomes really popular as time goes by, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods in finding their partners. Honestly, I’m not that sure about people’s ultimate intentions in using online dating app. Are they looking for something serious like marriage? Or they’re just using it as their pass time? Maybe, nowadays, online dating is the most practical, efficient and convenient way to sort and meet others. One biggest reason why some people are using online dating app is because they have no time. Some people are so busy with work or other life responsibilities that they simply have no time to go out to meet or date people. Another one is you’re in control with it. With online dating, you’re in charge of everything, from what information you put out there, and when you reply. Instead of an awkward five second pause while you try to think of something to say if you date someone in person, in online dating, you can spend time perfecting your replies. While, some people just want to find their perfect match, to find the most compatible person based on their interests, tastes and many more. Others are just more comfortable and confident in expressing their self online than in face-to-face meeting. But what’s most important that people who uses online dating should always remember is that no matter what dating website or app you try, you should always exercise caution. Don’t give out personal details until you surely know the other person.

    2.
    Honestly, I have no problem with people who form FWB relationship or are sexually active by the use of online dating apps. For me, it’s just, if it works for you, have at it and if you think it will be a source of more pain than joy, then don’t. For me, engaging in this kind of relationship are only for those people who have strong level of emotional maturity. Everyone of us is different. What other people think and want should not matter to me. What I mean is, I don’t judge people who believe in this kind of relationship, it’s their life and it’s their choice. As long as they are not hurting anyone else or themselves in any manner, no one should question their belief. But they should always remember to value their selves. And, engage in friends with benefits relationship at your own risk.

  150. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

  151. For me , we our in the era of advanced technology which we can do a things easily and by just opening your internet we immediately know what is happening in our society. And because of technology we can found new friends and day goes by we can easily find our match by just swipe right or something. Nowadays having boyfriend or girlfriend is very big deal on us. So, some people used online dating. For me, people try online dating because it’s very convenient and easy to access and you can chat someone even though his/her to far on you. In online dating you have many choices you can immediately see their profiles or some background and its up to you if you will ignore him/her but something because you our so desperate to find your “The One” you don’t mind or think what will be the result of it. Today, we saw different couples in different places and we felt like we our alone and by that thing online dating will come on us. By swiping or surfing we instantly find a person and sometimes that is the start of our so called relationship.

    In not against for those people who have a Friends with Benefits relationship because as much as it will not harm to other people’s lives. I’m on their sides though this kind of stuff is against the norm but we our just a human and we don’t know what is the real story behind that and the only thing we should do is be open minded. Sometimes they do this kind of thing because they have feeling for each other and they just afraid to commit. For those people who having a Friends with Benefits it’s okey but always think the risk. We know that some people have lust in sex and for me the best thing to do is by accepting them. If you our against in that kind of stuff don’t mind their lives, mind your know lives. Be happy

  152. ERICKA V. DUEÑAS
    ACT 182

    In today’s post-modern society, dating practices are both vast and varied. People meet their romantic partners in any number of locations including at work, at the bar, and increasingly, on the Internet. Since technology is nearly all the spheres of our lives, online dating has become very popular over the past decade.

    In my own opinion, people join online dating site because it is one of the easy way to find the kind of person you’re looking for. We often have an idea in our head of what our ideal date would look like, listen to and enjoy doing, but it can be tricky to find them among the hundreds of people you come into contact with on a daily basis. With online dating you can search for exactly the kind of person you are looking for, then review all of the matches that meet your criteria before deciding whether to contact them, making finding the kind of person you want.

    Physical appearance is also one of the factor that explains the popularity of online dating. People in the real world tend to be so conscious about it that they don’t feel confident to express their feelings and thoughts, and that keeps them away from people. This has been going on for years, but now they have found a way out. Through online dating sites, they have an existence in the real world but they have also a virtual world to explore, where they can create a new identity that might or might not be their true selves and then try to get attention in their process to meet new people.

    Other reasons why I think people try to search a mate online is that some people are so busy with work or other life responsibilities that there is simply no time to go out and meet people on a date. Many people might not also fond of common places for meeting new people, like pubs and clubs. Some persons are also too shy to approach a guy/girl they could be interested in so they tend to try and find their matches in online dating sites.

    Dating sites are an additional source for meeting people. For me, It’s not about desperation. Whatever the reason is for so many people trying online dating, it seems this social revolution is not going to reach an end soon. The current fact is that everyday many people use online dating or social networks to find real partners for friendship, dating and even marriage.

  153. ACT 181 Lester John B. Noces
    Well, nowadays we are in a modern world where everything is just a snap and you have it because of technology. Basically, online dating is now a trend for a youth like me but, I am not saying to use it. As we notice teenagers and adults are very impulsive when it comes to relationship and I see it as a main reason why they’re using online dating as a source of searching “the right one”.

    We cannot deny the facts that our generation is to eager to explore things beyond their limits. We live in a modern world where everything is possible even though sexual desire will do using technologies. Again, we millennials are very impulsive when it comes to our decisions we forget to think what could be the possible outcome of our irresponsible actions. We tend to listen more to our sexual desire than thinking twice of it. We cannot stop it today but I believe being responsible is one of the good action we must impose.

  154. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

  155. Hearing someone do ‘online dating’ isn’t new nowadays. There’s omegle and tinder to name some dating site and apps. Doing online dating gives people conviniency of meeting someone virtually. It also allows people to fabricate themselves to be attractive or interesting to other people. People do or try online dating to choose people and talk to other people they haven’t met before.

    I never knew someone who does Friends With Benefit but I’ve watched movies about it, Friends With Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, and No Strings Attached starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. I don’t have anything against about it, but if they are accepting that kind of relationship they should be aware of any consequences that they will face. To those people who are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites, they, too shall be aware and ready for the consequences that they might receive for every action that they made.

  156. People try online dating for the reason of seeking attention and fondess of their satisfaction which they attempt to feel.I think that people try online dating because it is easiest way to meet other people and they can choose who they want to date. It is not hassle to communicate since it is through chat, some people are afraid to be judge when it comes to face to face dating.
    Those people who enjoy FWB and forming relationships by the use of online dating apps and sites are people who are easily deceived by words. Well people have different perspective in life.In my case, I don’t care about people not connected in my life.So my thoughts about that is let them be.It’s their decision.It’s their mistake.It’s up to them to change or continue doing what they think is right.With every cause, there’s an effec.

  157. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

  158. I think people try online dating out of curiosity. Since this is a trend nowadays, people might get curious on how it works and how it feels to meet and date people online. Honestly I wanted to try this before because everyone talks about it and it seems fun but I didn’t tried it because I think it’s just a waste of time. I mean it won’t work for me anyway since I believed that most people who try online dating aren’t serious at all.

    ACT183

  159. Leica Obra
    ACT183

    Hearing someone do ‘online dating’ isn’t new nowadays. There’s omegle and tinder to name some dating site and apps. Doing online dating gives people conviniency of meeting someone virtually. It also allows people to fabricate themselves to be attractive or interesting to other people. People do or try online dating to choose people and talk to other people they haven’t met before.

    I never knew someone who does Friends With Benefit but I’ve watched movies about it, Friends With Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, and No Strings Attached starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. I don’t have anything against about it, but if they are accepting that kind of relationship they should be aware of any consequences that they will face. To those people who are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites, they, too shall be aware and ready for the consequences that they might receive for every action that they made.

  160. The Basic Online Dating

    * Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology has really a big impact on us. It doesn’t just make our work faster and easier, it also connect us with other people. Through social media/sites, we’re able to meet, talk and find people which captivates our interest. Online dating is an act wherein we (search meaning of online dating). People think that we can find love through it. Well, there are many cases that proves love is possible in online dating, but some of it doesn’t go well. According to Gan I. & Sanidad E. (2014). Wanted True Love: An In-depth analysis of popular dating apps, Tinder application and other dating applications lessen the emotions and time spent in finding a partner, or a date at least. Despite the convenience, experts also have a theory that this application created a door way to the current hook up culture popular nowadays with the younger generation. Even though the dating applications got popular in the internet, they also received negative comments. In the app base romance, instead of searching for love, they tend to search for lust. Many users use this application to hook up.

    DORADO, JULINAR Y.
    ACT 183

  161. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

  162. For me, a lot of people are using online dating maybe because they want to explore and meet new people at the same time. However there are also some people who use online dating because they think that they are left behind while others are just following the trends which is not a good mentality of today’s generation. That’s why the impact of social media is truly powerful. I’m not into online dating but I’m not also against with those people who use online dating as long as they’re happy and know their limits and responsibilties.

    ACT182

  163. Khianna Demela Ello. ACT 185

    We use technology in our everyday lives. They say technology make our life easier especially for communication. With the birth of social media websites, people all around the world have the ability to talk to each other face to face with skype or messenger, but because of the social media people took advantage of it and made an account for fun and to fool people. For my personal opinion, people try online dating because of curiosity and fun. Teenage life is the age where people do a lot of stupid things and experimentation to fit in to the society. Others try this for good intention and other try this for bad. A person wanted to feel that someone is giving importance to her, so if she didn’t find the attetion she wanted to get she go to online world where she think there’s a lot of people who will understand her. It always come up to curiosity. Why? because if people try alcohol and drugs then why not online dating? A lot of people say that “wala namang mawawala sayo pag sinubukan mo” and I think those are the reason why people try online dating.

  164. Labayne, Grace Joy D. ACT-184

    For me, i think people try online dating because they are eager to talk to someone. Of course, we all have feelings and sometimes we don’t feel loved or sometimes we want to feel that kind of excitement talking to someone. And i guess, that’s why people try online dating. Also, it’s just online so it doesn’t matter because you can talk to that person throught technology which is a big advantage to someone looking for a ‘love.’

  165. Online dating apps are prevalent nowadays. People tend to use these apps for fun and some people think these platforms will help them find their “forever”. Some people try online dating because they are afraid to socialize or approach someone in person. They are afraid to be rejected. Awkward confrontations are eliminated with online dating. Another reason why some people try this stuff is because online dating apps can give them more options. Just imagine, you don’t have to go to public places like malls, bars, parks and etc. to meet someone. This also allows you to know the person through their profile before meeting them in person. Lastly, maybe they do online dating because they are desperate to find the love of their life.

    ACT 185

  166. I never tried online dating but I knew some people who tried online dating. Based on what I have observe , some of them tried online dating app for fun and some of them are hoping to find their true love in that app. I also observe that those people has a failed relationships that cause them pain and difficulty to trust again, but through online dating they thought that it will be a nice start or somehow a revenge for their past lover that they can also find a new lover. Also, I think people choose online dating app because they can’t find someone who fits their standard in normal datings.
    For those people who form a Friends with Benefits relationship, I won’t judge you because that is your choice and I can’t do anything with that but I will give some words to you. Be careful on the path you take, take responsibilities and face the consequences of your action. Technology might be a way to your happiness but that may also be your end.

  167. I think people try online dating out of curiosity. Since it is a trend nowadays, people might be curious on how it works and how it feels to meet and date people online. Honestly I wanted to try this before since everyone is talking about it and it seems fun but I didn’t tried it because I think it’s just a waste of time. I mean it won’t work for me anyway since I believed that most people who use online dating aren’t serious at all.

    ACT183

  168. Why do you think people try online dating?

    In our present generation, we are living in a techy world where all of the things now are easy and convenient. Everywhere you go there is technologies and through those technologies everything is fast and easy. Also it is one of the reasons for our fast communication nowadays, you can communicate whenever or wherever you are. Since these technologies has a vital role to our lives now, many apps appeared which can help us in many ways in life. And one of it are onling dating apps or sites, where finding a ‘soulmate’ or the ‘love of your life’ they say can be easier. I believe people used those online apps in order for them to find someone they believe they will match with themselves. Since our world now revolves from social medias or technologies even if you just swipe anywhere you can find someone you will match with, which is way more easier to people and less hassle. We know that it is indeed hard for us to find someone we believe we can be with in the future, it is also the reason they tend to try those apps, for them to find that person easily. But as for me, I think those apps cannot dictate your relationship’s future it is still on God’s ways, we just have to trust him and be patient because God has plan for our lives.

    Tago, Louwie Jay M.
    ACT183

  169. Jacklyn Joyce M.Mapalo ACT184 for me people tend to do online dating because it is convinient and less hassle and for them not to attach so easily, but we can’t see or observe that because of this we are losing the essence of true love, sometimes because of this online dating some people are getting hurt because sometimes we didn’t know that those people we met online are not really sure of their feelings, It always better if we met it personally the people we’re going to love, I already experience dating online and it didn’t work because we just met online so it also have the probability that we can also meet other people online.

  170. People start online dating because they think they are going to find their loved ones there . They also do it for fun and to meet new people just to explore the world or it is in their nature to know someone and to date them and the rest will follow. I think also one of the reasons why they stsrt online dating is they are afraid of personal rejections. Because in online dating they are only rejected through online not in person. Also they are afraid that the person might not like their physical appearances because people judge based on looks if you observe these online dating sites. Lastly they start online dating to look for companions. People who tend to fdo this are in desperate hope of finding a partner in life or they are simply lonely and bored to being alone by themselves.

  171. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

  172. In today’s generation, almost everything is already on social media and most people are also fine with looking for a partner online.

    A lot of people are trying online dating using different online dating apps because it is the easiest and fastest way to find someone suitable for you. You can see people who have the same interests as you and decide if you’re interested or not by swiping right or left. It’s also convenient because you get to meet people without going out of your bed and without taking much of your time unlike with blinds dates. Aside from that, it might also be the easiest way for introverted people who wants to try dating to talk and meet people without getting awkward especially because they’re not communicating face to face. Well this might work for other people but for some, it might just serve as an experience for them.

    -ACT185

  173. ACT181
    A lot of people now a days tried their luck in terms of romance in the online world. They are hoping that they might found the one on the online world. There’s a lot of online dating sites now, you might encounter different types of people.
    • People are trying online dating to have a partner. People who are lonely in life and some are very eager to have a partner in life tried their luck on the online dating sites, having a hope that the person who will they matched is the one that will complete them as a human. That will give them happiness and contribute so much on their life. To find someone who can fulfill the emptiness on their life. Sometimes people who are in the dating sites are just bored and only wants to have someone who can listen on their problems and make some friends.
    • My friend told me that most of the people on the dating sites are pervert, they will ask for nudes or will invite you to have a video chat with you or sometimes sex on chat. It is not good to have that kind of action, you need to respect everyone for them to respect you too. I don’t judge other people by their own choiced because it’s their own decision but for me, it is not right to have a super sexually active because you might have diseases such as; HIV, AIDS. That you might transfer on someone you truely love. Sex, is a sacred that you can offer on your husband/wife not for any people you just met online. People now a days in dating app or sites are occupied by then perverted people continuing sharing nudes.

    It’s better to protect and secure yourselves because in God’s perfect time, you will find someone who will love you for who you are and may love you for what you have and what you can offer but will not look for more. Just trust Him and everything are already in process.

  174. Gabriel, Krystel Mae
    ACT181

    Online dating is becoming popular in today’s world. It allows people to present themselves to the world hoping to find a potential mate. It also help people to express themselves and explore themselves more. One of the perks of online dating is that it gives option for someone if he/she wants to engage anonymously or reveal his/her real self. With this, they have the chance to get away with their fear of being judged by others and let them do things that they do not normally do with face-to-face situations.

    I have nothing against with anyone who form a FWB relationship or active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites. I have this principle of minding my own business and letting other people do whatever they want to do as long as they are not hurting me or other people. If it will help them to boost their confidence and trust to themselves then go, keep doing it. However, everything has a limitations. They have to assess themselves as well if they are going beyond the boundaries already, like if they are doing it “too much” and causing them negatively. Just be sure that what they are doing will not lead to any abuse of other party or of their own party.

  175. People try online dating because some of them are bored and wants to be entertained by flirting with others. Some of them are also desperate to find a partner — it’s more convenient for them to use dating sites than to meet up with other people face to face. There are also people who wants to find their true love through the use of dating sites.

    Those people who uses dating sites to find a partner or a friend with benefits have a higher chance of getting diseases like STD or Aids, and other diseases that can be transmitted from sexual contact — having sex with many partners increases their chances of contracting STD if they are not careful, so it’s important to always make sure that they are using barriers, and to get themselves tested regularly. They should let their partners knoe if they are having unprotected sex with other people, and that they are getting tested regularly to ensure that they are still STD free.

  176. In this modern world, everything seems possible through social media. People are so engross with social media that even when looking for a partner,they use different applications. We can easily find something in just a few clicks.

    I think there are a lot of reason why people try online dating, one of it is out of curiousity. We all know that humans are so curious as to how this world works. I think another reason was because they want to know theirselves more. Through online dating app, they can easily share their stories and be vulnerable because they know they do not know each other well. Another reason is because of boredom, trying this application give them a little happiness because they learn a different perspective from different person and tend to understand people and life more. But the main reason why people try online dating is they were trying to find a partner and be happy. Most often, people who try this wants to experience how does it feels like to be loved by someone and someone cares for you aside from your family and friends.

    ACT 181

  177. Honestly, I’ve used online dating apps/websites before such as omegle and tinder, but I don’t actually use it anymore. That time where I used it is because my friends told me to do so. They said that it was fun and you can meet a lot of people from other countries. I don’t like the idea at first, but I tried it anyway. When I tried omegle, wherein it is a website where you can talk to strangers and it doesn’t require you to make an account and you can disconnect immediately if you didn’t like the person. I’ve met a lot of guys from other countries and most of them are horny, but not all because there were nice guys too. I have a friend from Argentina where I met him on omegle two years ago, and up until now, we still talk to each other. I also used tinder because my friends told me to try it and just because I’m bored. It is an app where it requires you to make an account and set an icon so people can see what you look like. This is an app where you swipe right if you like the person then left if not, then you can chat with that person if you both liked each other. I’ve met one guy but we didn’t have a lot of conversation so I decided to uninstall it. I haven’t used both of these apps for such a long time because of my studies and it’s not even my first priority so why would I bother to use it again?

  178. I think people try online dating because first they are afraid that if they see each other personal it don’t work because as we can see some people use online to be able to filter what they really are. Through online they can date people through chatting which is they really show what they are. For me they try online dating first because of the technology wherein we or they can use many things that will attract other person. Second is they are afraid to be rejected and lastly somehow they can only show their true self through online.

    For me the relationship of Friends with benefits through online is not appropriate and very wrong because online can has many bad result like they can share sex video clip and sometimes they can printcreen or download the sexual images. Even if it is FRIENDS whit benefits it is more good that they will talk or do something sexual if they are married because we don’t know what will be the result of those. And being sexually active is not really bad however we must know the limitation in ourself.

    Act183

  179. ACT-186
    (1) Online dating has become the new way of finding your soul mate. The internet has made dating more convenient, you no longer have to go out to a bar and spend money trying to impress someone you like. For people who are shy this is the perfect way to screen out themselves and meet someone easily. So, people uses online dating applications to connect with someone whom they like. They can easily hide their true personality and impress someone thru online. In this case, they are more confident to talk with someone because they do not need to meet in person. People are more likely to go online dating than to take the risk of being judge personally especially to the person they like. Computers have changed not just the way we work but the way we love.

    (2) Falling in and out of love, flirting, cheating, even having sex online have all become part of the modern way of living and loving. Because technology and modernization offers the most for us, people are tempted to be part of the globalized world. Having sex online is one of the bad effects of internet. Many people were victimized by cyber sex bullying, scandal sharing and etc. People who tries to be part of online sexual dating are victims to generate money easier, I think these people are lack of finances because they will not do such things to impress someone or else they will do it for pleasure.

  180. People try online dating because some of them are bored and wants to be entertained by flirting with others. Some of them are also desperate to find a partner — it’s more convenient for them to use dating sites than to meet up with other people face to face. There are also people who wants to find their true love through the use of dating sites.

    Those people who uses dating site to find a partner or a friend with benefits have a higher chance of getting diseases like STD or Aids, and other diseases that can be transmitted from sexual contact — having sex with many partners increases their chances of contracting STD if they are not careful, so it’s important to always make sure that they are using barriers, and to get themselves tested regularly. They should let their partners knoe if they are having unprotected sex with other people, and that they are getting tested regularly to ensure that they are still STD free.

  181. Online dating sites and applications are platforms for single persons out there who are ready to mingle and find their special someone. As for me, people who try online dating have categories.

    The first category are those people who are curious about online dating. They try online dating because they want to know how it goes. Maybe because they know many people who try it and they feel like they are outdated for they do not know how to use it.

    The second one are those people who want a friend and companion. They are the ones who feel lonely in the real world and want some sympathy in the virtual world. They are those people who feel that the real world knocks them down so much and their only hope is the virtual world. They can find belongingness and care there. They feel loved by those people.

    The last category are those people who find real love in online dating. These people are serious and are planning and/or willing to spend the rest of their lives with his/her chatmate. This may be close to impossible that someone who is serious will find a person who has the same mission, but still there is a chance.

    People who try online dating should be careful with who they talk to because they do not know the other people there and the things that will happen to them after.

    (10pts)

    ACT181

  182. Princess Leah Banoy
    ACT 184
    We are already in this world where people are virtually living as a bot that makes things easy and comfortable to one’s lifestyle. Part of our lives are the different responsibilities we need to take on and it is hard to make all the person’s life aspects balance, and as a result, people tend to neglect atleast one important aspect of their personal growth, and most of the time, that is the romantic love. But through the use of the technology we have now, the different mediums and platforms created, and through the power of internet, everything became easy, convenient, and faster. People who are so busy with work or other life responsibilities that there is simply no time to go out and meet people and date find these apps very much helpful to hopefully see their future other half. Online dating introduces you to different people you wouldn’t ordinarily meet since it brings together thousands of single people with shared interests who are genuinely looking for a meaningful relationship. It also connects you with men/women with compatible interests, beliefs and lifestyles, so if you feel like you can’t get along with the person, you can easily ignore him/her and continue browse for another one. These apps give more choices, and more chances of having that dream man of yours. The chances of being rejected is also low since everyone is interested in finding a relationship which then boost the person’s confidence of reaching out to one another. Meaningful conversations were developed through messaging, chats and phone calls prior to a face-to-face meeting, and because of that when you meet, there is no longer awkwardness and shyness between the two of you. Online dating apps help people to project themselves the way they wanted, the way they know people would love in an effective and favorable way, in short, everything is in their control. That is why I am not wondering why there are so many people of any age who are trying different online dating apps to find their “the one”.

  183. Ignacio, Kyla Faye L.
    ACT182

    My opinion here is that a lot of people are using this online dating app because they want to meet new people. But some use this online dating app because they only want to be in on what is on trending just to say that they are in. Maybe it also because of curiosity more over with teenagers. The real purpose of dating app is to find someone who you can talk to, a friend or even a lover.

  184. Camagan, Shiela Mae C.
    ACT186

    We are living in a digital world where things are done easily with one swipe away. Technology plays a vital role in our lives. It serves as the easiest way to communicate with others, even if they are far away. With the constant improvement of technology, applications have settled in our gadgets. Online dating apps emerge with the continuing improvement of technology. It becomes more and more popular. It provides fast-love matches for someone who wants to date or find love. I think people try online dating for fun and for a serious matter. Maybe because they were bored, finding something to do to waste time or really looking for an intimate relationship that will last a lifetime. By this, we can make friends easily. It gives way to people to get more attention. Some find it exciting to try. It becomes more thrilling since you have been talking to some stranger who comforts, compliments, and appreciates you. You meet new people, new environment, and encounter things that is new to you. It covers a huge population, that sometimes we should be careful of who we talk to.

    I have no problem with people who engage in a FWB or Friends with Benefits relationship since I know some people who enters this kind of relationship. I am an open-minded person. I have no right to judge what they do because its their choice. If it makes them happy, then I’m happy for them. They know what they do and its their call if they will regret it or not. But one thing I know why they enter this kind of relationship is that, they don’t want commitment. They are scared to enter a serious relationship and still enjoying this part of their life. I know other people are not open with this idea that’s why at the end they judge others. Yes, we are not ready to face this kind of world, but still we should consider it. Let us understand them on why they keep on entering this things. And if it comes to the point that they become sexually active by the use of online dating apps and sites, well, let them be. As long as they will not hurt other people, there’s no problem with it. They should just be responsible of their actions, know their limitations and face the consequences of their actions.

  185. ACT181

    Technology is vital to our society nowadays, most especially the use of social medias. It serves as a bridge to communicate with each other in every part of the world. Online dating is popular in today’s era, it is very much popular to what we called “millennials.” On my own opinion, people who tries online dating are somewhat bored at the time they use online dating app. It isn’t actually bad engaging yourself in that kind of platform, what isn’t good is if your intention is not pure and can bring harm to the people you’ll talk to. There are people who uses online dating app to find their true love. There are some who still believe that they can meet someone that can be true to them or can be with serious relationship with them. I have read a lot of different kinds of story that once upon their life they’ve tried online dating app and they happened to find the person who’ll be with them for a lifetime. It is also because of the influence of the social media that captures the interest of those whose heart is hopeless romantic. Sometimes it is also because of fun too, because of peer pressure and your friends wants to explore and try something new.

    I don’t actually agree to ‘Friends with Benefits’ relationship nor to those who’s sexual life is active through online dating apps and sites. I still stick to the virtue of conservatism of our dear old Filipinas. I am still traditional when it comes to that matter and I cling to the thought that our body is sacred. Respect. You should give it to yourself first so that the man whom you’ll give yourself into will never lost the respect you highly give to yourself.

  186. Online Dating became rampant nowadays, and I think the reason why people try online dating is because they are now ready for having a lovelife but they can’t still find the right person that they are looking for. Since there are lot of confessions posted in social media telling how a person find their partner in online dating apps, the number of netizens who are using the said apps increases. People are hoping that they could be like those person that tried Online Dating and successfully find their lifetime partner. They don’t feel having commitments with those people around them, like in their workplace, or neighborhood, and they are expecting to meet a full stranger that will give them the love that they are dreaming of.

    Ricki Mae Austria, ACT181

  187. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

    Honestly, I’ve used online dating apps/websites before such as omegle and tinder, but I don’t actually use it anymore. That time where I used it is because my friends told me to do so. They said that it was fun and you can meet a lot of people from other countries. I don’t like the idea at first, but I tried it anyway. When I tried omegle, wherein it is a website where you can talk to strangers and it doesn’t require you to make an account and you can disconnect immediately if you didn’t like the person. I’ve met a lot of guys from other countries and most of them are horny, but not all because there were nice guys too. I have a friend from Argentina where I met him on omegle two years ago, and up until now, we still talk to each other. I also used tinder because my friends told me to try it and just because I’m bored. It is an app where it requires you to make an account and set an icon so people can see what you look like. This is an app where you swipe right if you like the person then left if not, then you can chat with that person if you both liked each other. I’ve met one guy but we didn’t have a lot of conversation so I decided to uninstall it. I haven’t used both of these apps for such a long time because of my studies and it’s not even my first priority so why would I bother to use it again?

  188. ACT181
    A lot of people now a days tried their luck in terms of romance in the online world. They are hoping that they might found the one on the online world. There’s a lot of online dating sites now, you might encounter different types of people.
    • People are trying online dating to have a partner. People who are lonely in life and some are very eager to have a partner in life tried their luck on the online dating sites, having a hope that the person who will they matched is the one that will complete them as a human. That will give them happiness and contribute so much on their life. To find someone who can fulfill the emptiness on their life. Sometimes people who are in the dating sites are just bored and only wants to have someone who can listen on their problems and make some friends.
    • My friend told me that most of the people on the dating sites are pervert, they will ask for nudes or will invite you to have a video chat with you or sometimes sex on chat. It is not good to have that kind of action, you need to respect everyone for them to respect you too. I don’t judge other people by their own choiced because it’s their own decision but for me, it is not right to have a super sexually active because you might have diseases such as; HIV, AIDS. That you might transfer on someone you truely love. Sex, is a sacred that you can offer on your husband/wife not for any people you just met online. People now a days in dating app or sites are occupied by then perverted people continuing sharing nudes.

    It’s better to protect and secure yourselves because in God’s perfect time, you will find someone who will love you for who you are and may love you for what you have and what you can offer but will not look for more. Just trust Him and everything are already in process.

  189. ACT181
    A lot of people now a days tried their luck in terms of romance in the online world. They are hoping that they might found the one on the online world. There’s a lot of online dating sites now, you might encounter different types of people.
    • People are trying online dating to have a partner. People who are lonely in life and some are very eager to have a partner in life tried their luck on the online dating sites, having a hope that the person who will they matched is the one that will complete them as a human. That will give them happiness and contribute so much on their life. To find someone who can fulfill the emptiness on their life. Sometimes people who are in the dating sites are just bored and only wants to have someone who can listen on their problems and make some friends.
    • My friend told me that most of the people on the dating sites are pervert, they will ask for nudes or will invite you to have a video chat with you or sometimes sex on chat. It is not good to have that kind of action, you need to respect everyone for them to respect you too. I don’t judge other people by their own choiced because it’s their own decision but for me, it is not right to have a super sexually active because you might have diseases such as; HIV, AIDS. That you might transfer on someone you truely love. Sex, is a sacred that you can offer on your husband/wife not for any people you just met online. People now a days in dating app or sites are occupied by then perverted people continuing sharing nudes.

    It’s better to protect and secure yourselves because in God’s perfect time, you will find someone who will love you for who you are and may love you for what you have and what you can offer but will not look for more. Just trust Him and everything are already in process.

  190. In today’s generation, online dating became a trend especially for the Generation Z. Online dating is where you meet new people and start chatting with them. It is the place where you can find people who are searching for someone who can love them or to have someone who can take care of them. People using an online dating app is somehow on a rush or they got tired waiting for the right person. So some of them get hurt because they met the wrong person. It is important to wait for the right time for the right person. But it is also not wrong to find him/her people just need to be strong everytime especially when being inlove to someone.

  191. Online Dating became rampant nowadays, and I think the reason why people try online dating is because they are now ready for having a lovelife but they can’t still find the right person that they are looking for. Since there are lot of confessions posted in social media telling how a person find their partner in online dating apps, the number of netizens who are using the said apps increases. People are hoping that they could be like those person that tried Online Dating and successfully find their lifetime partner. They don’t feel having commitments with those people around them, like in their workplace, or neighborhood, and they are expecting to meet a full stranger that will give them the love that they are dreaming of.

    Ricki Mae T. Austria ACT181

  192. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

    Honestly, I’ve used online dating apps/websites before such as omegle and tinder, but I don’t actually use it anymore. That time where I used it is because my friends told me to do so. They said that it was fun and you can meet a lot of people from other countries. I don’t like the idea at first, but I tried it anyway. When I tried omegle, wherein it is a website where you can talk to strangers and it doesn’t require you to make an account and you can disconnect immediately if you didn’t like the person. I’ve met a lot of guys from other countries and most of them are horny, but not all because there were nice guys too. I have a friend from Argentina where I met him on omegle two years ago, and up until now, we still talk to each other. I also used tinder because my friends told me to try it and just because I’m bored. It is an app where it requires you to make an account and set an icon so people can see what you look like. This is an app where you swipe right if you like the person then left if not, then you can chat with that person if you both liked each other. I’ve met one guy but we didn’t have a lot of conversation so I decided to uninstall it. I haven’t used both of these apps for such a long time because of my studies and it’s not even my first priority so why would I bother to use it again?

  193. I think people start online dating because it has “search options”. Most sites have a variety of search options to help you find what you’re looking for, from location to age to occupation to physical appearance. So they can find want they want in a person. And online dating app is easy to use just using your mobile phones. Even if you are just in home.

    My thoughts about online dating are it’s okay as long as you are happy and you don’t have a bad intention to other people.

  194. Shen Danielle Villoso act184. 1. I think why people are looking for love in online becase they thought that is the best way to know a person. They can easily get out of the relationship when they are in online dating. Onlune dating is just a temporary love and feelings, we filipinos should jot settle in this kind of dating. 2. FWB in online is very popular specially if you are sexually related to a guy and you have the same feelings. This online benefits could affect your life in the future if you are not careful in what you are doing

  195. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

    Honestly, I’ve used online dating apps/websites before such as omegle and tinder, but I don’t actually use it anymore. That time where I used it is because my friends told me to do so. They said that it was fun and you can meet a lot of people from other countries. I don’t like the idea at first, but I tried it anyway. When I tried omegle, wherein it is a website where you can talk to strangers and it doesn’t require you to make an account and you can disconnect immediately if you didn’t like the person. I’ve met a lot of guys from other countries and most of them are horny, but not all because there were nice guys too. I have a friend from Argentina where I met him on omegle two years ago, and up until now, we still talk to each other. I also used tinder because my friends told me to try it and just because I’m bored. It is an app where it requires you to make an account and set an icon so people can see what you look like. This is an app where you swipe right if you like the person then left if not, then you can chat with that person if you both liked each other. I’ve met one guy but we didn’t have a lot of conversation so I decided to uninstall it. I haven’t used both of these apps for such a long time because of my studies and it’s not even my first priority so why would I bother to use it again?

  196. As technology grows, people’s curiosity also grows, which is the reason why we can see tons of new applications nowadays. There are a lot of free apps and you can also use it anytime you want. One of these are the online dating apps, wherein people seem to be really fond of using it these days. Personally, I think people try to use it because they want to have someone to talk to, even if it means talking to a stranger, because sometimes, having a conversation with a person who you don’t really know is a bit nice. Others also use it because they are bored or they want to make fun of other people, but the most common reason is finding love. As time passes by, people seem to lose their patience especially when it comes to finding their one true love. It’s quite sad actually, because finding the right person isn’t easy as it seems.

  197. ACT 185
    1. For me, people got to try online dating because they think it is more convenient than the usual one. Sometimes, there are people who tried it just out of curiosity, or maybe from peer-pressure. But generally, people find it easier to choose the love of their life. (Bohemian Rhapsody ang peg?). Also, online dating is helpful for those introverted ones who don’t have the enthusiasm/courage to date in person. Plus, those who think that dating in person will not work anymore through the passage of time, they chose online dating instead.

    2. What I think about those people who form “Friends with Benefit” relationship is sexual immoral. Let me compare them to those criminals who always says “kapit sa patalim” as if they had no choice on how they are going to live their lives or make a living other than that. Well… yes, am not in their position but as what I thought, it is really stupidity.

  198. Crizzalyn Cruz
    ACT183

    People try online dating because first, sometimes, they’re insecure of their physical appearance. Using a dating application, you can only just put your photos there. And nowadays, photos are being photoshopped or edited. People using the dating app tend to think that they can’t date anyone in person since they’re insecure about their physical appearance.

    Second and lastly, people use online dating because they don’t have enough much time to go around anywhere and meet people. In dating app, you can just meet tons of people. And it’s convenient for the people since it’s an application and in just one click, you can have a date.

  199. Shara Joy S. Famero
    ACT183

    Online dating apps are for those individuals who desperately want to be in a relationship but lacks self confidence to introduce him/herself or show their love to their love ones. There are also some people that uses online dating apps not only to look for a relationship but looks for someone whom they can talk to and share their feelings or emotions with. They feel comfortable talking and building relationships with someone they haven’t meet yet.

    I respect my self and so I respect other people too, I believe we have our own way of thinking and I do not have the right to judge them. And as for the people who are involved in ‘FWB’ relationships, it is fine for me as long as they know their limitations, and they make sure that no other people are hurting.

    Yes. I also tried using Online Dating Sites/Apps before such as Tinder, Omegle, etc. But to be honest, I wasn’t really looking for a relationship, I just heard a lot about this apps from my friends and I got curious and tried it. It wasn’t good, you’ll meet different type of people there, some are perverts and some are kind of okay.

    For me, it is better to have a relationship with someone we know for a long time. But as I said earlier, we have our own way of thinking and my thinking might be the opposite of yours so yeah. Hahaha. God Bless us all!

    “No Hate. Spread Love”- Mika Salamanca

  200. Act-185
    There are times when people feel lonely and need to talk to someone else, and decide to use the Internet to look for it. People would like to have a online dating because it is time consuming, people when it comes to dating they much more like talking through media so they can think and decide whenever they want without seeing their reaction. Teenager are now is very conscious abouy their looks, the ways they talk and react, they want to be perfect in every thing and not seeing a imperfection because imperfection right now leads to bullying. So rather that physical dating they love much in online dating so they can be filter their looks and emotions.

    For todays time sexually desire in each every one is burning. A lot of issue about rape that instantly became popular because a lot of people using online platform that we will see a millions of viral scandal that watching by the kids, teens and adults that leads to their desire in sex. It is the bridge of why other people what to have a chating time and talking about their body and sexmate. Having a benefits that they can do what they want to do because they know each other in media and not personal so it is okay for them having that mindset of relationship in media but in the real life they using other people to express their desire and it will not burden them about the obligation because they can reason out through media that they are loyal and busy but the truth is every one of us can be a user.

  201. (ACT184)

    1. WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE TRY ONLINE DATING?
    There are various reasons as to why some people try online dating which include curiosity, boredom, convenience, need of attention, and escaping reality.

    First is curiosity. It is normal for a person to be curious about something famous or popular. We live in a world where technological advancement is at its peak and online dating apps are one of its products. Since many people are giving it a try, some individuals who are new to this are just curious about what’s going on and what they can achieve in it. Second, boredom. There are times that people don’t know what to do and they want to have something that can catch their interests. Some people use online dating apps just for past time, to do nothing serious and to have fun. Third, convenience. Admit it or not, some people are at the verge of giving up or being desperate. Some of them are losing hope in finding the right ones in different places so they tend to seek for someone compatible to them online because its convenient and easy to communicate and disconnect. Fourth, the need of attention. There are times that some are lonely and they want at least, someone to comfort or console their feelings by giving them the attention they don’t usually achieve from the people beside them. They just need attention and those online dating apps are used as a medium to look for the answers to their demands. Lastly, escape from reality. Digital self is the sugarcoated self, some people cannot usually accept personal flaws so they tend to hide and conceal it by making an identity online which is far different from their real self, far acceptable and lovable. Some people do dating apps to receive the love they think they deserve based on the self that they created online.

    (Other answer is on the other article)

  202. In today’s digital age, there are many interactive applications that have been boosted. There are many people use this kind of platform and even in dating it is now in usage of million millennials. One swipe and there is your match, it is easy and very simple as one two three. I think people today started using online when it comes to dating because they thought it was the most convenient way in pursuing love or happiness. People with problems in entertaining others personally also engaged in this kind of dating. If they can’t talk or can’t express themselves face to face to the person they only met once, online dating may be the idea for them. There may be advantages and disadvantages of online dating. Advantages go with, there are truly couple who happily fall in love and now married. They just only met with the famous social apps of online dating. There are also disadvantages where I think people use online dating but doesn’t thought about it. Talking to strangers online is dangerous, you may never know what will happen. Whatever bad or good effects may this aspect lay on us, nothing won’t stop what the online world can bring us.

    PATRICIA ESTACIO ACT183

  203. 1. What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB ( Friends with benefits) relationship  or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    My thoughts on people who form a friends with benefits relationship should not exist. Why? It is uneccessary to have sex in your friend without strings attached between the two of you. Its not a relationship, it is lust. What if one of you may fall in love because of your doings and the other one doesn’t care for you because it is just sex for him.   I sympathtize the one who falls in love because friends woth benefits relationship is noy a win win situation. I also believe that sex is sacred and you will do if you’re married and if you really love the person. You use that app just to satisty each others lust. Why don’t you find a real one, love her and marry her.

    2. Give 10 reasons why it wouldn’t work for you.
    Online dating wouldn’t work for me because;

    1. First, I am afraid of people that I don’t meet in person thinking that they have a different motif on you.

    2. I am an over thinker person, sometimes I think that they are sindicates using that app thinking that they will track and harm me.

    3. I don’t have an internet in the house and I don’t have a load everytime.

    4. I hate to meet a pervert person in an online dating app.

    5. Some people who use online dating wants to find a sex partner and I don’t want to meet people like them.

    6. I am more onto extrovert thing.

    7. I don’t believe people who use online dating that they want to have a serious relationship in that app.

    8. I have that feeling that they will be dissapointed on me when they meet me in person. I hate that feeling!

    9. If I’m bored, I’m not holding my phone I always buy a food and eat it until I don’t feel bored anymore.

    10. Lastly, I have a boyfriend and I love him so much. ?

    VERSOLA, CHRISTIAN O.
    ACT 183

  204. 1) Why do you think people try online dating? (10pts)

    Dating is a part (one of the most important parts) of human live. Whereas there will be positive and negative involved in the process of finding your soulmate for years to come, no matter what medium is used to find people.
    I think people try only dating because it is time-saving and effortless, especiall y to the people who are introverts to practice talking to others without feeling nervous and uncomfortable attempts. Online dating offers a number of ways to get to know a potential date before meeting in person. Such computer-mediated communication allows for safe and convenient interaction, without much risk or time commitment.
    This seems to be an act commonly observed today, as the social media became the platform for communication and accessing a wide variety of information in which we can kill our time and different kind of works.
    Communication through computers is lacking some of the information provided in face-to-face interaction. Moreover, some of the cues and features that build attraction cannot be done through a computer. So, such computer-mediated communication may have an artificial and unemotional quality.
    In my own opinion, they try online dating because it is easy to accept rejections. In just a one click away two can be an acquaintance, two can be in a relationship and two can become online friends. The good part in online dating is that you can express anything you want without being scared on what you have said or what did you say. However, it is too risky to do and there is also a counterpart for online dating. The most common issues associated with online dating includes the negative stigma attached with it, and the misrepresentation of oneself in online dating profiles. While online dating is very different from traditional dating in many ways, both are similar in the sense of getting to know someone and the risks/fears associated with it. It is easier to deceive online, but does not stop people from being deceiving when dating traditionally. Good example is an American TV show called Catfish which follows the journey of couples who have formed an online relationship but have never met in person. Sometimes, the meeting results good, but most of the time bad. This is because men more likely want women who have the looks and sexy like what was on their picture online but the worst is not. They become disappointed meeting them in person because their partner looks bad behind the screen. Furthermore, I believe that do not settle for the things like online when you do not want to be deceived or to get hurt. If we want long and lasting relationship we should choose those who we really know instead of trying something you will regret later on.

    2) What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites? (15pts)

    As long as they are into protected sex and get tested for STD regularly, ready for the consequences and they are willing to take risks, why not? I think this was being normalized in today’s generation where teenagers are involved in. In my opinion, I think that to those people who are sexually active in online dating apps, they should be aware and be extra careful in choosing their soulmates online. For the reason that, you would not know how a stranger thinks or acts if ever you meet them. While in the Friends with Benefits set up, I think they should be clear with their feelings towards one another so that no one will get hurt in the end. Also, as an individual, you should be responsible enough and the one who controls your own sexual desires not the other way around.
    In addition, people of today say that we get to decide what we were gonna do with our bodies. I agree with online dating and friends with benefits, it is not unethical because it depends on the people are really willing to be in a relationship. So, if one does not want to be involved in any sexual activity while the other wants to, let them, but of course involvement in the latter requires sufficient knowledge and responsibility especially if it is done online. Nevertheless, we always have the freedom to choose what we will do with our bodies.
    Lastly, do not play it out and see how it goes. If all you want is a FWB relationship, then that is what you are agreeing to. No one likes getting hurt, so if FWB is not something you think you are capable of and comfortable with because you get attached too easily, do not put yourself in that situation. It is not worth it and mind you—it is not for everyone. However, you need mutual agreements from the start if you want it to work out.

    Esquida, Ma. Faith A. ACT185

  205. We are living where everything that seems to be impossible are now possible through technology. Through this, we can easily be connected. Online dating sites both have good and bad sides.People using online dating sites to find their true love or for fling. They may have a hard time to find it so they use it because it is convenient. People may using it to escape boredom. They spend their time using it because nothing makes them productive so they use it as alternative. People may using it because they feel unusual or horny. They are looking for a one night stand or they will send their nudes. People may using it because they may recently broke up with their partner, they tend to find someone to ease from heartbreak. People may using it because of the influence of his/her friends or the influence of environment because it is commonly used now. Before, when it talks about online dating up people tend to hide it or use it secretly but now, they shared it or influence others how it works for them.

    Online dating sites are convenient however, we need to be careful because some people using it for bad. We do not know their intention. So if you are going to meet up with someone, you better to know him/her better and meet in public like malls.

  206. Realistically speaking FWB relationship is so common nowadays. Some people engage into this kind of relationship just because they find comfort in it, eventhough there are disadvantages. I just find this relationship problematic since it can affect your self-worth as a person because this relationship has no label or assurance. Basically you are just “Friends” but the activities you do are for couples. For me, it’s not good to see it, all netizens needs to know their limitations and don’t just join at any things that can have a bad effect to yourself. – ACT183

  207. Their are few reasons why people want to try online dating. I think there are people who used to try online dating app because they want an experience to encounter a new people through social media or in other words they are out of curiosity. Secondly, there are some people that are lack of confidence in dating in person that’s why they trying an dating application. Third, some people are so busy with their work or other life responsibilities simply means there’s no time to go out and meet/people. Online dating for me is very convenient and for me it is okay as long as you know what you are doing and you’re happy just do it on a good way.

  208. 1. In this generation, the use of Web to find romantic partners surprises no one. Online dating is a fun and low-pressure way of meeting people and potential matches, provided that you practice caution. In its early occurrence, the stigma of online dating was an act of desperation., but it has been slowly lifting, due in large part to the rise of social networking. The Web today, is a tool for bringing people together, even those who don’t like each other in the physical world. Connecting digitally makes it easier for people to communicate. It plays a huge role in the daily routine of the society’s daily routine. Looking for a partner is one of the hardest challenge people would fight. People likes connecting digitally.

    2. I think friends with benefits is not a good idea. Friends with benefits is something that a decent person would not want to. They are the people who are afraid to commit but they want benefits or the person who don’t want to commit but to have sex with others. If you truly value yourself, you wouldn’t want it and look for someone that is for you soon. In Friends with benefits, we talked about purity and decency. As a decent woman, you will value your purity and purity is important. I am not a fan of this kind of relationship because as a person you should value yourself and your character. You will find soon your love of your life who will fulfill your needs. But I don’t judge people who are in this kind of relationship because I know that there are reasons why they need and want to be in this kind of relationship. As a woman, I am against in this FWB set-up.

    ACT182

  209. Why do you think people try online dating?

    Online dating is a very common thing for millennials nowadays. There are a number of free and downloadable applications available online which makes it easier for everyone to try online dating. This has been very common to people especially to those in their early to mid 20’s. In my opinion, people try online dating primarily because of curiosity. They wanted to try and explore whatever is going around the internet. They are curious of how the app works, looks like, and if that will eventually work for them. There has been a lot of articles about how online dating worked for the successful relationships of some and I think that influenced others to try their luck out of it. Also, online dating is very convenient because it can be accessed by anyone. With just one swipe of the person you think fits your preference, you can already talk with him/her and start getting to know each other more. However, everyone must bare in mind how much of a risk it is to try online dating because not all people will be as honest as you will be.
    ACT186

  210. By the advanced technology, many online dating apps were created. I think that people tried using online dating app to meet new people, or to have someone to talk to or some are just searching for their match. For some people, they use online app to meet new people that they want to be friends with but sometimes those people who logged in on the sites are fake or using other identity. Their are times that they are ashamed of who they are that’s why their using fake accounts, and also maybe they have a problem in their physical appearance and afraid to show their real identity that’s why their using online dating apps. I think that because of the technology where we can find someone to talk to by our fingertips and by tapping and clicking our phones or laptops.

    Colene Tricia Genovia
    ACT185

  211. All of us want our own happy ending, and some of us may find ways on how to achieve it easily. Some of us find online dating a convenient way to meet a stranger online and if lucky enough, make them as their partner in life, which is the main point of online dating. For some reason, some of us tried online dating maybe because of the stories we heard, or we read online about couples who can be the living proof of how it can be harmless that also can lead into a life-time partner. In addition to that curiosity can be a part of why some people try or tried online dating. As we have this saying, nothing will lose if we try something that is harmless as long as we have to be very careful using it.

    My opinion about those people who form an FWB or Friends with Benefits using online dating apps is just fine as long as they don’t force people and harass them to do what they don’t want. Each and one of us has an activity that may fulfill our self-interest and happiness. Maybe some people will find being engaged in FWB weird and not appropriate some people don’t. You see we all have our own opinion and interest, so let other people enjoy their freedom, however, all of us must know our limitations. There are people who don’t like to commit to a serious relationship may be because of their past experience and just decided to keep a lowkey life from it by just being involved in a physical relationship with others. Some may find this FWB exciting for this fulfill their wishes in life wherein you can let go, someone, if you wanted to without involving in dramas and such.

  212. ACT183
    For me, people try online dating for two reasons. First is they try it for them to develop a personal or romantic relationship to others by the use of the internet. Here, they can find a match in a couple of minutes like by only swiping right. Next reason is they try it to find sexual relationship. Some people use dating site to catch and hook a fuck-buddy. They only want to have a buddy to spend a night and make sex and they know that in dating sites, there are lots of fish that they can hook up.

  213. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    • Why do you think people try online dating?

    Technology plays a vital role in the lives of a person including in searching a companion in the rest of their lives. In today’s generation, online dating has become the new way of finding your soulmate. Some people tend to feel that they cannot meet someone in their live so they turn to the internet to find they so called “The One” A concept of meeting people without the face to face interaction is something that is more than appealing to a large group of people. While this concept is not new and has been around for years, it has had a dramatic increase over the past few years. I think one of the the reasons why people try online dating is because of curiosity. They tend to know what is the feeling of interacting with people which you cannot see face to face. Or maybe they think that it is the easiest way of communicating with people. In just one click, you can find the person who is match for you. Another one is to hide their personalities. Based on my observation, most of the user of online dating applications is those people who do not have a self confidence to themselves. One of their defense mechanism is to try online dating applications. Yes, it is sad to imagine that most of woman/man look only through physical appearance that’s why those people who are not really blessed through outside attributes are prone to these applications. Sometimes, they are desperate to look for their soulmate because they think that they are more acceptable in online application than in personal. Lastly, people are bored. Sometimes, a person uses online dating applications just because they are bored. They make uses of applications for their past time.

  214. Since we’re in the today’s generation where technology is the best source of anything and the internet serves as a foundation of connecting or communicating in an easiest way. Online dating sites arise to makes people entertain by chatting, flirting or meeting a stranger just in one click. And I think people tend to try using online dating app to make a past time or maybe just out of their curiousity and also maybe the influence of the people surrounds her/him. But the main reason of using it is he/she looking for casual dates or friends with benefits at all.

  215. As a teenager, we also might like online dating as of now. Why? Because there’s a lot of people who do not show their true feelings in person. They try online dating for theirselves to familiarize first the identity of a person.
    I think, active sexually using apps and sites has a positive and negative effects to us. A positive way to the married couples who are in a long distance relationship and a negative way to those who are minor.
    ACT186

  216. 1) Why do people try online dating?
    Online dating can affect you positively and negatively. Since the users are all unknown, one can be easily deceived with one’s flowery words, or by one’s flirting tactics. For me, people choose to go for an online dating because it is time-saving, which you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. By just sitting in front of your computer or mobile phone you can already be in a relationship with a stranger. I think the people who mostly used it are those people who have fear of interacting face-to-face. May it be because of their looks or maybe they are afraid into commitments, you choose. Moreover, since social media has been the most used medium today, it is not impossible that dating applications to make a boom to a wide variety of users. In addition, based on my own observation, since your identity is not seen and your emotions are hidden online the possibility of being embarrassed is not a problem. The ugly part is that you are portraying a persona who is far more different from your true self, which is not good. With everyone’s perspective about online dating, majority think that it is too dangerous to enter with, since everything is a question mark, you can discover things that may be bad leaving you clueless and confused. As a conclusion, if you are really desperate to find a long and lasting relationship, do not go for a catfish who pretends good online but do not have the balls to face you. Be extra careful on choosing the right person.

    2) What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites? (15pts)

    As long as they are into protected sex and get tested regularly, ready for the consequences and they are willing to take risks, why not? I think this was being normalized in today’s generation where teenagers are involved in. In my opinion, I think that to those people who are sexually active in online dating apps, they should be aware and be extra careful in choosing their soulmates online. For the reason that, you would not know how a stranger thinks or acts if ever you meet them. While in the Friends with Benefits set up, I think they should be clear with their feelings towards one another so that no one will get hurt in the end. Also, as an individual, you should be responsible enough and the one who controls your own sexual desires not the other way around.
    In addition, people of today say that we get to decide what we were gonna do with our bodies. I agree with online dating and friends with benefits, it is not unethical because it depends on the people are really willing to be in a relationship. So, if one does not want to be involved in any sexual activity while the other wants to, let them, but of course involvement in the latter requires sufficient knowledge and responsibility especially if it is done online. Nevertheless, we always have the freedom to choose what we will do with our bodies.
    Lastly, do not play it out and see how it goes. If all you want is a FWB relationship, then that is what you are agreeing to. No one likes getting hurt, so if FWB is not something you think you are capable of and comfortable with because you get attached too easily, do not put yourself in that situation. It is not worth it and mind you—it is not for everyone. However, you need mutual agreements from the start if you want it to work out.

  217. A. (The Basics of Online Dating-1st question)
    Today, some of the people tend to use online to date or to meet someone. Some of the people in a society are using applications to find a man or women they are wanting to. In this kind of situation, this may happen because they are trying to look for a partner wherein they can’t find or meet in person. People who used online dating has their advantages and disadvantages. They can have their advantage if they are lucky to meet the right one thru this. Example is the vlogger I am watching, she met her husband thru this online dating and now they are living happily. Also online dating can have its disadvantage in terms of the people not properly using it. Some can be a victim because of the inappropriate act they do. People wants to use online dating to meet the person they are dreaming or the person they are looking for to be in a relationship. They must use it in a good way and not to fool or give a fake personality because in today’s generation, social media or online application is one of the top thing people are using now and we can’t say who can be the victim.

    B. (Ten reasons online dating doesn’t work for me-1st question)
    I never tried to use online dating and also not in my mind to try it. I am person who can’t easily trust a person. Even in my personal account like in facebook, instagram, twitter etc., I don’t easily add and accept a friend or follow request. I used to private my accounts because I don’t want that other people I don’t know will follow me and used to see what I post or to see what are the content of my social media accounts. There are times that I used to public my accounts but I easily tend to back it private again. Also, I never tried it because my mindset about online dating is that, you will encounter so many people and as a woman I am not that typical girl who is comfortable to talk with a man that I don’t know. There is also an afraid feeling that if I tried to use it maybe there is such a bad thing may happen. That’s why, my characteristic that I don’t easily trust other people is the reason why I never tried to use online dating because in my legal age now, I never think to try that kind of situation because of my trust issue and honestly, I can’t see myself that I will try it.

    -ACT185

  218. At some point in our life, we’ll catch sight of ourselves in the midst of search in respect to someone who perhaps can be the lead character of our own written story, this is were the online dating comes in. As we are all delightened by the fact that everything can be found through the internet, from the nitty-gritty details about a person up to more diverse and intricate facts of a certain thing, internet has transformed to our go-to thing and we make use of our chances to modify it whenever we have a chance. With the hope of having someone who we can share our stories with, people tend to depend their stories on online dating apps. It may sound unusual or look too shallow for most of the people, but there are a lot of good stories that really happened through online.

    There are various kind of people and absolutely we are all different from one another. Some are silent types and are pleased to stay in the corner but who has the excessive confidence inside them waiting to exhibit it at the right time. Most are the outgoing ones’ who look so confident outside but in reality are afraid to say things out right. These two opposing sides are one good example why people enjoy the companion of online dating apps because through this platform they are able to express themselves freely.

    ACT 183

  219. ACT 186
    We do have different reasons why we use different kinds of online dating app, but based on my observation there are 2 reasons why we use online apps as a dating tool. First reason, we use this tool to immediately/instantly get a partner without physical contact or checking their background. We can get along with too much stranger and we are hoping that we that we can run to the “right” person that God gave us using online dating. Some people are desparate to have a love life thus they use online dating for fast and convinient dating. Second reason, we just want to have a leisure time using online dating and talk to stranger that doesn’t know you and your background and have a deep talks to him/her without judging each personalities and characteristics that we have. We cannot stop people for using this kind of apps because it might their chance to get a love life, and with this introverts can easily communicate and engage their first move to find their true love without any hesitation and anxiety.

  220. ACT 185
    1.In our generation where advance technology exists, people now use this as their way of finding someone to be their partner. It is our nature to seek for someone’s attention so different online dating application is the new medium to interact with others. For me, people choose to try online dating because of the hapiness and fulfillment that they feel whenever they do it. I see nothing wrong about it but we should know our own limitations on using it.

    2.Honestly, there are people who really use social media or any online dating applications just for their lust and we cannot control them and can’t just tell them to stop. I think, being sexually active online is such a bad thing because people should choose a right place for it. I know that this thing is a need for someone’s stage of life but it is a must to know the right time and place. One way of being sexually active online is sending pictures of sensitive parts of the body to someone. If an individual sent some pictures to a person whom he/she does not personally know, it may spread. On the other hand, people have their own choices, if they want to do things which they think will make them happy and satisfied, let them. But before doing such things they should be ready for the consequences.

  221. LUCAS, KEZIA DOROTHY D.
    ACT182

    Why do you think people try online dating?
    – I think people try online dating because they think it is much easier to meet the love of their life through dating apps/sites. Little did they know, it is also easier to cut off this kind of relationship because the foundation is not really that strong. There are also some that may be just curious as to what happens when they use it. A lot of things can be the cause but what i’m sure of is that they all wanna use it to find love and not just waste time.

    What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?
    – I really don’t know. I don’t really judge people because of things like this. But, in my opinion, I think they are just not ready to take their friendship to the next level so they tried to do the friends with benefits level. So, they would enjoy the benefits of being in a relationship and still becoming friends with each other.

  222. ACT 185
    Nowadays its really hard to get yourself a date especially when you’re not blessed on your looks. People tend to date people with good faces and thats how our society works and we cannot please all people. I think that people online date because its a trend another thing is that people dont want to know each other faces or talk personally because they are scared or they are shy to talk to each other, they dont want the conversation to be awkward and end. Thats why people online date. Online dating is really hot nowadays, its stress free and less hasslem, you can talk to your partner all day long w/o stopping. But if people really want to date, they really must know how to handle situations first and have the courage to tell their chosen one and confess and I think thats how dating works

  223. For me, I think some peole continue to used and tried to used online dating apps/sites is because they are eager to have a lovelife maybe because they have noticed that they become too old but they still have no lovelife yet or maybe they are introvert or also called shy type person that they can’t express they feelings in real world that’s why they choose to use the online or virtual world to find they life time partner.

    For those who used online dating apps/sites to gain benefits from the relationship that they have searching it is really bad idea because you just not ruined the life of your partner but you also kill him/her because if you leave him/her for the reason that he/she does not meet your needs it will result depression and self-hate to them and it will to depression and suicidal. So I recommend that used this online app with a good purpose not just gaining benefits to the relationship that your are searching but specially to find the true and genuine love for you to build a strong relationship and find a life time partner.

    ACT181

  224. Bryan Jade Bautista ACT 182 nowadays
    Some people don’t feel very comfortable about approaching strangers in public. That’s why online dating sites are so popular – that make it easier for introverts to find partners. Also, there’s a much wider choice of dating options if you go online.and i think the other reason why A lot of people use dating app because they dont want to limit themselves of dating only people they know, don’t lose hope bes!

  225. There are few reasons why people want to try online dating. I think people who used to try online dating app because they want an experience and to encounter a new people through social media or in other words they are out of curiosity. Secondly, there are some people who lack confidence in dating in person that’s why they trying an dating application. Third, some people are so busy with their work or other life responsibilities simply means there’s no time to go out and meet/people. However for me dating app is a convenient way to communicate with other people for us to know them better before getting feelings invloved.

  226. 1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    Online dating has become part of human lives, especially for those people who seek for love. It has positive and negative outcomes involved in the process of finding your soulmate for years to come no matter what medium you use to search for people. I also think that, people try online dating because it is not time consuming and you do not need to effort a lot. Especially, to the people who are introverts who were easily feel nervous and uncomfortable. Moreover, online dating give many ways to get to know an ideal date before meeting in person. Such medium of communication is for secured and convenient interaction without much risk. This seems to be an act commonly observed today, as the social media became the platform for communication and accessing a wide variety of information in which we can kill our time and different kind of works.
    Furthermore, in my opinion, they try online dating because it is easy to accept rejections. In just one click away, two can be in a relationship and two can become online friends. The good part in online dating is that you can express anything you want without being scared on what you have said or what did you say. However, it is too risky to do and there is also a counterpart for online dating. The most common problem associated with online dating include the negative perceptions attached with it, and the misrepresentation of oneself in online dating profiles. It is easier to deceive online, but does not stop people from being deceived when dating traditionally. It is like Catfish which follows the journey of couples who have formed an online relationship but have never met in person. Sometimes, the meeting of the couples that results good, but most of the time bad. This is because some people more likely want the looks like what was on their picture onlponlpne which is not legit. They become disappointed meeting them in person because their partner looks bad behind the screen. Furthermore, I believe that you should not settle for less, especiall online, when you do not want to be deceived or to get hurt. Because, if we want long and lasting relationship we should choose those who we really know.

  227. I think the main reason why people try an online dating app because they want to be in relationship so bad. With online dating, you have an entire group of charming singles eager to flirt with you, and thanks to the text feature, it’s a small time commitment that allows you to enjoy it. Also the technology nowadays has an influence on our lives, it has affected everything in it. When this technological revolution started, we didn’t expect that it would affect our emotions, and our feelings.

    I am against with FWB because a person cannot fall in love with someone he or she has never met in person. You can chat for hours, days, even months or years online, and that includes Facetiming. You can really, really, really get to know someone, and the potential for real love can certainly be present.

  228. There are few reasons why people want to try online dating. I think people who used to try online dating app because they want an experience and to encounter a new people through social media or in other words they are out of curiosity. Secondly, there are some people who lack confidence in dating in person that’s why they trying an dating application. Third, some people are so busy with their work or other life responsibilities simply means there’s no time to go out and meet/people. However for me dating app is a convenient way to communicate with other people for us to know them better before getting feelings invloved.

  229. Dating applications were very popular today. It is one of the successful innovation on this modern day. At first, people will get curious what is it all about. Then eventually, they will download one of the famous dating apps to experience what’s in there. And lastly, they will enjoy when they found out how it works and on the next days, they cannot refrain themselves from using it. Well, that’s it.

    I think people are trying these dating apps especially at my age because based on my observations, in this generation, people are seeking for love, affection and attention and they finally found it on these apps. It could also be their way to express themselves because there is someone they could talk to and tell anything they want or probably because they were stress and anxious about their day and entering this kind of apps where they can find people is very helpful for them and it is a bonus if the person fits on their taste or interests so they could visualize more whenever they do the chats or calls.

    Usita, Jan Patricia Lynn ACT182

  230. ACT 186 VERGARA, LEILANIE

    Online Dating is an activity that let people express themselves virtually. As from what the author have mentioned, this activity have brought many people to explore the virtual world and let them experience to swipe right or left. She also discusses the part in which the online dating can be an advantageous or disadvantageous depending on the users. I have seen a lot of dating apps on internet including the popular Tinder and now, a new dating app has launched, the UPdate in which it is exclusive only for the students belonging to specific universities, more like famous universities. I had an experience in using some dating apps and ofcourse, as the time goes by, I slowly realizing why people would engage themselves in that activity. People, not because they are too ugly or too shy to talk or see in person, but because they are afraid to judge by how they behave or even by how they look and to think that, being able to talk without hesitance, is the best feeling you could ever feel. The people who engage in an online dating are the people who also want to be appreciated in at least as they have already experienced the sad reality of giving their efforts to the one who is real but end up nothing. As the technology grows, the mindset of the people also grows. They want to talk in the most convenient way, less money, less effort but they surely experience the ‘kilig’factor ofcourse if the person has this sense of humor. Actually, there are plenty of reasons of why people try an online dating. It could be because they dont want to show up, or they are not yet comfortable to be with someone, or they really just introvert to socialize, or they are afraid to judge, or they want to meet foreign people or it could be because they think that being in an online dating would mean a possible chance for them to find ‘The One’. Whatever reasons people have, Im sure they are aware of the possible consequences an online dating could bring. But as long as they are responsible of their actions, they could win their chance.

  231. 1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    Online dating has become part of human lives today. This has something to do with those people who seek for a good relationship online. This may results to a positive or negative outcome that will be encountered in the process of finding your soulmate using dating applications. I think that people try online dating because it is not time consuming and you do not need to effort a lot, by just sitting in front of your computer or mobile phone. People who have advantage to this kind of set up are those who are introverts—these are people who have the fear of interacting with strangers, and who are easily feel nervous and uncomfortable. Online dating can commonly be observed today as the social media became the most used platform for communication and accessing information that cannot be found in just an actual period of time.
    In my opinion, people try online dating because it is easy to accept rejections. Here, your appearance is cannot be seen and your emotional is not probably confirmed by the other. In just one click away, two can be in a relationship and two can become online friends. The good thing in online dating is that you can express anything you want without being scared on what you are going to say or what you will do to others. However, it is too risky to do. One of the common issues in online dating includes the negative perceptions to the users. It is becoming too dangerous because of the false identity of the users.
    Comparing to the face-to-face dating, it is easier to deceive online. Online dating is such a dangerous world to enter with. You can discover things that may be offensive or bad which will leave you clueless and confused. Lastly, I believe that you should not settle for less, especially online, when you do not want to be deceived or to get hurt. Because, if you want long and lasting relationship we should choose those who we really know.

  232. I think the reason why people try online dating is because some find it difficult to get free time to meet and date someone and the fact that the whole world is now online. There are several dating sites and with just one click, it will give you a lot of options and chance to talk with different kinds of people. With online dating, you will meet tons of people and you wont have to spend a money to do so. And it is also convenient that you can date online anywhere and anytime.

    On the other hand, the ugly truth about dating online is that there are plenty of men on dating sites who are simply looking for sex. And for those people who form FWB (Friends With Benefits) relationship and or active sexually by the use of online dating, I know that this is not new in our generation but still, sex should be done with someone you really trust and love.

  233. Dating applications were very popular today.
    At first, people will get curious how it works. The next day, they will download one of the famous dating apps. Then, once they started on using it, they can’t able to refrain themselves because it is very addicting. Well, that how it works.

    I think, people are trying dating apps especially at my age because based on my observations, in this generation, people are seeking for love, affection and attention and they finally found it on this apps. It could also be their way to express themselves whenever they want someone to talk to or probably because they were stress and anxious about something and entering a app where they can find a lot of people is very helpful plus having a bonus of seeing the face of the person you are talking to wherein you could more visual your cahts and calls with them.

    Usita, Jan Patricia Lynn B. ACT182

  234. 1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    Online dating has become part of human lives today. This has something to do with those people who seek for a good relationship online. This may results to a positive or negative outcome that will be encountered in the process of finding your soulmate using dating applications. I think that people try online dating because it is not time consuming and you do not need to effort a lot, by just sitting in front of your computer or mobile phone. People who have advantage to this kind of set up are those who are introverts—these are people who have the fear of interacting with strangers, and who are easily feel nervous and uncomfortable. Online dating can commonly be observed today as the social media became the most used platform for communication and accessing information that cannot be found in just an actual period of time.
    In my opinion, people try online dating because it is easy to accept rejections. Here, your appearance is cannot be seen and your emotional is not probably confirmed by the other. In just one click away, two can be in a relationship and two can become online friends. The good thing in online dating is that you can express anything you want without being scared on what you are going to say or what you will do to others. However, it is too risky to do. One of the common issues in online dating includes the negative perceptions to the users. It is becoming too dangerous because of the false identity of the users.
    Comparing to the face-to-face dating, it is easier to deceive online. Online dating is such a dangerous world to enter with. You can discover things that may be offensive or bad which will leave you clueless and confused. Lastly, I believe that you should not settle for less, especially online, when you do not want to be deceived or to get hurt. Because, if you want long and lasting relationship we should choose those who we really know.

  235. 1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    In a modern world, online dating has become part of human life today. It has something to do with those people who seek for a partner via online. This thing may lead to a positive or negative outcome, which can be encountered in the process of finding your soulmate using some dating applications. For me, people try online dating because it is time-saving and you do not need to effort a lot to gain friends. By just sitting in front of your computer or mobile phone everything can be now possible. With regard to this, people who have advantage to this kind of set up are those who are introverts—these are people who have the fear of interacting with strangers, afraid that they will not be appreciated because of how they look in person. Online dating is now popular today, in which it can be seen in different sites which involve dating apps. Since social media became the most used platform for communication and accessing information that cannot be found in just an actual period of time, most teenagers find it interesting.
    Furthermore, I think people try online dating because it is easy to accept rejections. Here, your appearance is cannot be seen and your emotions are not probably confirmed by the other. In just one click away, two can be in a relationship and two can become online friends. The good thing in online dating is that you can express anything you want without being scared on what you are going to say or what you will do to others. You are portraying someone different from your personality. However, it is too risky to do. It is becoming too dangerous because of the false identity of the users. So, a lot of people prevent themselves from entering/joining one.
    To sum it up, comparing to the face-to-face dating, it is easier to deceive online. Online dating is such a dangerous world to enter with. You can discover things that may be offensive or bad which will leave you clueless and confused. I believe that you should not settle for less, especially online, when you do not want to be deceived or to get hurt. Because, if you want long and lasting relationship we should choose those who we really know.

  236. Online dating is a virtual reality that people create. Some may say that is a convenient way to get to know people from all over while some people may say that it is an unconventional take on the whole relationship process. In my opinion, there are a couple of reasons why people take part or try online dating. First is because of the fad, some people try this just to be part of the flow of today’s generation. It’s undeniable that a hefty amount of the world’s population is into online dating most of them being today’s teenagers but some adults have their own share of online dating as well. The second reason that comes to mind is boredom. Some people just try online dating just to “kill time” and since it’s a fad, what better way to breeze through your down time by going woth the current flow while amping up your social life as well. Now, the third reason is a little bit different from the first two since it’s all about our physical and ideal self, insecurity. People do online dating because it is much easier to put your best foot forward to strangers that have a potential in becoming your “soulmate” by filtering what they can see about you. In this virtual reality, people have the power to take control of how people will view them. The best example being, how they will see you physically. You can control this aspect by being able to control the photos that you will post on your profile and naturally you will only upload photos that highlight your assets and charisma. In online dating, it is easier to body your ideal self since you get to create a whole different persona. You have the ability to project someone perfect or someone that is fearless and lives a perfect life. It is the perfect mask for your insecurities. Lastly, loneliness. I think being lonely os one of the major factors why people try online dating. It is an easy fix to a person’s hunger for human connection. Online dating is like your instant panacea for loneliness, you get to be cured in just one click of your finger.

    As time progress, online dating can turn into something real or tangible. You may even call it as taking your relationship to the next level. Often times, this is referred to “Friends with Benefits”. Now, as an overview this type of relationship is purely sexual. Yes you may consider each other friends, you may even hangout from time to time but it all boils down to the sexual aspect of your relationship. Personally, I have nothing against people who indulge in this type of relationships. It is their choice what they want to do with their lives and/or bodies for that matter. However, I will end this in one note and that is, I think they could do better.

  237. 1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    I think people try online dating because it is time-saving and you do not need to effort a lot to gain and find friends. By just sitting in front of your computer or mobile phone everything can now be possible. It is getting popular today, in which it can be seen in different sites which involved people who search for their soulmates, whether for the purpose of being friends or to find a partner. In just one click away, two can be in a relationship and can become online friends. The thing is, you are portraying someone different from your personality. It is too risky to do because you do not know the real person behind every user you are talking/flirting with. You won’t know if they will just bring harm to you. There is also an instance that this will make you feel bad, leaving you clueless and confused. You should not settle for this kind of set up, especially when you do not want to be deceived. At some point, if you really want a long and lasting relationship, be extra careful in choosing the right person. You should choose that person who you really know and comfortable with, not that someone who pretends to be good but is hiding behind a picture.

  238. Dating has become part of our life today. Whereas, people tend to be with the people they want and live with them happily for the rest of their lives. Unluckily, there are people who are desperately seeking for love but cannot get one, maybe because they are lacking something. Because of that, some people try online dating to get one. Online dating can affect you positively and negatively. Since the users are all unknown, one can be easily deceived with one’s flowery words, or by one’s flirting tactics. For me, online choose to go for an online dating because it is time-saving, which you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. By just sitting in front of your computer or mobile phone you can already be in a relationship with a stranger. I think the people who mostly used it are those people who have fear of interacting face-to-face. May it be because of their looks or maybe they are afraid into commitments, you choose. Moreover, since social media has been the most used medium today, it is not impossible that dating applications to make a boom to a wide variety of users. In addition, based on my own observation, since your identity is not seen and your emotions are hidden online the possibility of being embarrassed is not a problem. The ugly part is that you are portraying a persona who is far more different from your true self, which is not good. With everyone’s perspective about online dating, majority think that it is too dangerous to enter with, since everything is a question mark, you can discover things that may be bad leaving you clueless and confused. As a conclusion, if you are really desperate to find a long and lasting relationship, do not go for a catfish who pretends good online but do not have the balls to face you. Be extra careful on choosing the right person.

  239. Esquida, Ma. Faith A.

    1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    Dating has become part of our life today. Whereas, people tend to be with the people they want and live with them happily for the rest of their lives. Unluckily, there are people who are desperately seeking for love but cannot get one, maybe because they are lacking something. Because of that, some people try online dating to get one. Online dating can affect you positively and negatively. Since the users are all unknown, one can be easily deceived with one’s flowery words, or by one’s flirting tactics. For me, one try online dating because it is time-saving, wherein you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. By just in front of your computer or mobile phone you can already be in a relationship with a stranger. I think the people who mostly used it are those people who have a fear of interacting face-to-face. In addition, based on my own observation, since your identity is not seen and your emotions are hidden online the possibility of being embarrassed is not a problem. The ugly part is that you are portraying a persona who is far more different from your true self, which is not good. With everyone’s perspective about online dating, majority think that it is too dangerous to start with, since everything is a question mark, you can discover things that may be bad.. leaving you clueless and confused. As a conclusion, if you are really desperate to find a long and lasting relationship, do not go for a catfish who pretends good online but do not have the balls to face you. Be extra careful on choosing the right person.

  240. Esquida, Ma. Faith A.

    1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    Dating has become part of our life today. Whereas, people tend to be with the people they want and live with them happily for the rest of their lives. Unluckily, there are people who are desperately seeking for love but cannot get one, maybe because they are lacking something. Online dating can affect you positively and negatively. Since the users are all unknown, one can be easily deceived with one’s flowery words, or by one’s flirting tactics. People try online dating because it is time-saving, wherein you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. I think the people who mostly used it are those people who have a fear of interacting face-to-face. In addition, based on my own observation, since your identity is not seen and your emotions are hidden online the possibility of being embarrassed is not a problem. The ugly part is that you are portraying a persona who is far more different from your true self, which is not good. With everyone’s perspective about online dating, majority think that it is too dangerous to start with, since everything is a question mark, you can discover things that may be bad.. leaving you clueless and confused. As a conclusion, if you are really desperate to find a long and lasting relationship, do not go for a catfish who pretends good online but do not have the balls to face you. Be extra careful on choosing the right person.

  241. Esquida, Ma. Faith A.

    1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    Dating has become part of our life today. Whereas, people tend to be with the people they want and live with them happily for the rest of their lives. Unluckily, there are people who are desperately seeking for love but cannot get one, maybe because they are lacking something. Because of that, some people try online dating to get one. Online dating can affect you positively and negatively. Since the users are all unknown, one can be easily deceived with one’s flowery words, or by one’s flirting tactics. For me, one try online dating because it is time-saving, wherein you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. By just in front of your computer or mobile phone you can already be in a relationship with a stranger. I think the people who mostly used it are those people who have a fear of interacting face-to-face. In addition, based on my own observation, since your identity is not seen and your emotions are hidden online the possibility of being embarrassed is not a problem.

  242. Esquida, Ma. Faith A.

    1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    Unluckily, there are people who are desperately seeking for love but cannot get one, maybe because they are lacking something. Because of that, some people try online dating to get one. Online dating can affect you positively and negatively. Since the users are all unknown, one can be easily deceived with one’s flowery words, or by one’s flirting tactics. For me, one try online dating because it is time-saving, wherein you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. By just in front of your computer or mobile phone you can already be in a relationship with a stranger. I think the people who mostly used it are those people who have a fear of interacting face-to-face. In addition, based on my own observation, since your identity is not seen and your emotions are hidden online the possibility of being embarrassed is not a problem. The ugly part is that you are portraying a persona who is far more different from your true self, which is not good. With everyone’s perspective about online dating, majority think that it is too dangerous to start with, since everything is a question mark, you can discover things that may be bad.. leaving you clueless and confused. As a conclusion, if you are really desperate to find a long and lasting relationship, do not go for a catfish who pretends good online but do not have the balls to face you. Be extra careful on choosing the right person.

  243. Esquida, Ma. Faith A.

    1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    Dating has become part of our life today. Whereas, people tend to be with the people they want and live with them happily for the rest of their lives. Unluckily, there are people who are desperately seeking for love but cannot get one, maybe because they are lacking something. Because of that, some people try online dating to get one. Online dating can affect you positively and negatively. Since the users are all unknown, one can be easily deceived with one’s flowery words, or by one’s flirting tactics. For me, one try online dating because it is time-saving, wherein you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. The ugly part is that you are portraying a persona who is far more different from your true self, which is not good Be extra careful on choosing the right person.

  244. Esquida, Ma. Faith A.

    1) Why do you think people try online dating?

    Dating has become part of our life today. Whereas, people tend to be with the people they want and live with them happily for the rest of their lives. Unluckily, there are people who are desperately seeking for love but cannot get one, maybe because they are lacking something.

  245. Dating has become part of our life today. Whereas, people tend to be with the people they want and live with them happily for the rest of their lives. Unluckily, there are people who are desperately seeking for love but cannot get one, maybe because they are lacking something. Because of that, some people try online dating to get one. Online dating can affect you positively and negatively. Since the users are all unknown, one can be easily deceived with one’s flowery words, or by one’s flirting tactics. For me, online choose to go for an online dating because it is time-saving, which you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. By just sitting in front of your computer or mobile phone you can already be in a relationship with a stranger. I think the people who mostly used it are those people who have fear of interacting face-to-face. May it be because of their looks or maybe they are afraid into commitments, you choose. Moreover, since social media has been the most used medium today, it is not impossible that dating applications to make a boom to a wide variety of users. In addition, based on my own observation, since your identity is not seen and your emotions are hidden online the possibility of being embarrassed is not a problem. The ugly part is that you are portraying a persona who is far more different from your true self, which is not good. With everyone’s perspective about online dating, majority think that it is too dangerous to enter with, since everything is a question mark, you can discover things that may be bad leaving you clueless and confused. As a conclusion, if you are really desperate to find a long and lasting relationship, do not go for a catfish who pretends good online but do not have the balls to face you. Be extra careful on choosing the right person.

  246. Unluckily, there are people who are desperately seeking for love but cannot get one, maybe because they are lacking something. Because of that, some people try online dating to get one. or me, online choose to go for an online dating because it is time-saving, which you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. By just sitting in front of your computer or mobile phone you can already be in a relationship with a stranger. I think the people who mostly used it are those people who have fear of interacting face-to-face. The ugly part is that you are portraying a persona who is far more different from your true self, which is not good. Since everything is a question mark, you can discover things that may be bad leaving you clueless and confused. As a conclusion, if you are really desperate to find a long and lasting relationship, do not go for a catfish who pretends good online but do not have the balls to face you. Be extra careful on choosing the right person.

  247. Online dating can affect you positively and negatively. Since the users are all unknown, one can be easily deceived with one’s flowery words, or by one’s flirting tactics. For me, online choose to go for an online dating because it is time-saving, which you do not need to put a lot of effort to have a partner. By just sitting in front of your computer or mobile phone you can already be in a relationship with a stranger. I think the people who mostly used it are those people who have fear of interacting face-to-face. May it be because of their looks or maybe they are afraid into commitments, you choose. Moreover, since social media has been the most used medium today, it is not impossible that dating applications to make a boom to a wide variety of users. In addition, based on my own observation, since your identity is not seen and your emotions are hidden online the possibility of being embarrassed is not a problem. The ugly part is that you are portraying a persona who is far more different from your true self, which is not good. With everyone’s perspective about online dating, majority think that it is too dangerous to enter with, since everything is a question mark, you can discover things that may be bad leaving you clueless and confused. As a conclusion, if you are really desperate to find a long and lasting relationship, do not go for a catfish who pretends good online but do not have the balls to face you. Be extra careful on choosing the right person.

  248. I think many used to make online dating as a way of relieving the feeling of being unwanted. This is where they found that someone will make time for them as they are trying to know more about each other. This is also where you can be lessen the judgements because no one really knows you.

    I don’t see any problem on it for as long as they both agree and like it. It brings satisfaction with them and that was their reason in using the app. It is also a convenient way of satisfying yourself. Sex will not always a negative matter for as long as you think with maturity then it’ll be just normal as much as you eat your meal three times a day.

  249. In a very limited point of view of mine, before, I thought people who engaged in online dating are those people who are madly desperate to be in a relationship. But now, I realized that everything is ubiquitous; informations, communication are now effortless to be grasp. But never in my wildest thoughts that dating can be evolve this way. Hence, we are now living in this techy-world then why not?

    I’ve just turned into blue, because dating is not that supposed to be instant.

  250. Why do you think people try online dating?
    Online dating is not just a merely dating app, I think one of the main reason why people try online dating is because they want someone who can give them attentions, can talk to anytime and can be their friends at the same time. I have a friend who usually used online dating app, She said that it is her past time, and at the same time can help her forget her problems and stressfull days. And the thing is the one whom she met with the online dating app is her boyfriend now. And I think it could help them to grow as a person. Though it may be toxic in others mind, but for them it is only their way to know more about everything and everyone.

  251. Manalo, Jolinah O. || ACT 184

    I think, people tend to try online dating applications it’s because they want to meet anonymous people who have no idea about their personality and their past. Maybe they do not want to be judged by people immediately so they choose to talk to strangers than a friend.

    We are all aware how technology affect us nowadays. Even knowing and meeting people can be done using technology. During these times, online dating applications are used to have friends or maybe girl/boyfriends. But having friends with benefits using those apps is not good for me. They are misusing the technology because being sexually active using technology may lead to cyber sex. People we met at online applications shouldn’t be trusted immediately, we should know them first because in this world and in this generation, nobody should be trusted.

  252. For me people who try to use online dating apps have different reasons. Some feel lonely that’s why they engage their free time talking to strangers. Some does it for leisure when they don’t have anything to do. They just swipe left or right. Some needed someone to talk to. Preferably those who don’t know them because they don’t want to feel judged. And some does it for the real purpose of online dating apps. To get to know someone who can be the person they will spend their rest of their life with

  253. ACT 182

    I guess some people try online dating because they want to meet other people from other places. Maybe they want to know if there is a difference in the way of living. Or maybe because some people would want to blend in with the trend that’s why they try online dating.

    For me, friends with benefits relationship should not be romanticized because gbat type of relationship will just hurt other people. When they engage in an online dating app, they should still know their limitations. But if not, they might suffer and have to face the consequences.

  254. Manalo, Jolinah O. || ACT-184

    I think, people tend to try online dating applications it’s because they want to meet anonymous people who have no idea about their personality and their past. Maybe they do not want to be judged by people immediately so they choose to talk to strangers than a friend.

    We are all aware how technology affect us nowadays. Even knowing and meeting people can be done using technology. During these times, online dating applications are used to have friends or maybe girl/boyfriends. But having friends with benefits using those apps is not good for me. They are misusing the technology because being sexually active using technology may lead to cyber sex. People we met at online applications shouldn’t be trusted immediately, we should know them first because in this world and in this generation, nobody should be trusted.

  255. People do try online dating because of 3 factors. First is because they have lack of confidence showing theirselves in front of a stranger. Like they are introvert who is trying to communicate on someone through social dating apps. Second is all about the trendy-ish vibe of a social dating apps, like who would not try the daring apps if you know that some of your friends do it and it has no bad effects on them. Lastly is all about discouragement on having lovelife, these days we know that lovelife is a coll thing for others, like when you have one you are cool. That’s why some people try dating sites to have some new lovelife to proove theirselves that they are cool also.

    FWB is not a good relationship, others may feel the good taste of having a friend in social who can with them on the bed, but how you are sure that your fwb is safe enough for you? Why would you rather to taste someone you met on social media? You can have some sexually transmitted diseases if you do not care to much of yourself, and there are more cna happen if you do that fwb relationship.

    ACT185
    DECENA

  256. People do try online dating because of 3 factors. First is because they have lack of confidence showing theirselves in front of a stranger. Like they are introvert who is trying to communicate on someone through social dating apps. Second is all about the trendy-ish vibe of a social dating apps, like who would not try the daring apps if you know that some of your friends do it and it has no bad effects on them. Lastly is all about discouragement on having lovelife, these days we know that lovelife is a coll thing for others, like when you have one you are cool. That’s why some people try dating sites to have some new lovelife to proove theirselves that they are cool also.

    FWB is not a good relationship, others may feel the good taste of having a friend in social who can with them on the bed, but how you are sure that your fwb is safe enough for you? Why would you rather to taste someone you met on social media? You can have some sexually transmitted diseases if you do not care to much of yourself, and there are more cna happen if you do that fwb relationship.

    ACT185

  257. Why do you think people try online dating?

    According to Cambridge Dictionary, online dating is a way of starting a romantic relationship on the internet, by giving information about yourself or replying to someone else’s information.

    I think the reasons why people try online dating is because it is very easy to meet different people and to know someone’s information through chatting. In online dating, you can control everything from how you will share information about you to how you will be contacted. Also, they might use online dating because of their busy schedule, there’s less time to met new people. With online dating you can log in any time of day. Online dating is a good platform to those who don’t have enough self-confidence and self-esteem because they can express their feelings there.

    What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    For me, people who use online dating app and sites to form FWB are desperate. It is very dangerous to have a sexual partner that you only met online because there’s a possibility that they have STD/AIDS/HIV and it can be passed to you specially if there’s no protection used. Having friends with benefits is very risky because there’s a tendency that the other person will fall to his/her partner while the other one has the opposite feelings. You’ll just receive pain in the end.

    MA. ANA JANE E. ALBERTO
    ACT182

  258. Why do you think people try online dating?

    According to Cambridge Dictionary, online dating is a way of starting a romantic relationship on the internet, by giving information about yourself or replying to someone else’s information.

    I think the reasons why people try online dating is because it is very easy to meet different people and to know someone’s information through chatting. In online dating, you can control everything from how you will share information about you to how you will be contacted. Also, they might use online dating because of their busy schedule, there’s less time to met new people. With online dating you can log in any time of day. Online dating is a good platform to those who don’t have enough self-confidence and self-esteem because they can express their feelings there.

    What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    For me, people who use online dating app and sites to form FWB are desperate. It is very dangerous to have a sexual partner that you only met online because there’s a possibility that they have STD/AIDS/HIV and it can be passed to you specially if there’s no protection used. Having friends with benefits is very risky because there’s a tendency that the other person will fall to his/her partner while the other one has the opposite feelings. You’ll just receive pain in the end.

    MA. ANA JANE E. ALBERTO
    ACT182

  259. Why do you think people try online dating?

    According to Cambridge Dictionary, online dating is a way of starting a romantic relationship on the internet, by giving information about yourself or replying to someone else’s information.

    I think the reasons why people try online dating is because it is very easy to meet different people and to know someone’s information through chatting. In online dating, you can control everything from how you will share information about you to how you will be contacted. Also, they might use online dating because of their busy schedule, there’s less time to met new people. With online dating you can log in any time of day. Online dating is a good platform to those who don’t have enough self-confidence and self-esteem because they can express their feelings there.

    What are your thoughts about people who form a FWB (Friends with Benefits) relationship or are active sexually by the use of online dating apps and sites?

    For me, people who use online dating app and sites to form FWB are desperate. It is very dangerous to have a sexual partner that you only met online because there’s a possibility that they have STD/AIDS/HIV and it can be passed to you specially if there’s no protection used. Having friends with benefits is very risky because there’s a tendency that the other person will fall to his/her partner while the other one has the opposite feelings. You’ll just receive pain in the end.

    MA. ANA JANE E. ALBERTO
    ACT182

  260. I believe most of the people on dating sites are millennials and young, as it was the effect of the modernization of our life where everything could be taken either online or in instant. People are engaged into this platform because it is easier to build a nice and attractive personality in the cyber world it is easier to make a new character if you are just through a webcam or a keyboard. In my own opinion I don’t literally judge people engaging to this sites because we all have the free will to choose whatever we want but I am kinda worried about their safety with this methida because of catfishes and other cyber criminals who are widely spreaded nowadays.

  261. ACT 185

    I think people try online dating because of many reasons, such as they don’t have enough time. They are so busy with work or other life responsibilities that there is simply no time to go out and meet people/date. On a dating site, you can cut to the chase and streamline your search so you can find the most compatible person based on interests, tastes, etc.

    Friends with benefits relationship is one in which two people are physically intimate with one another, yet they’re not committed to each other in any way. In other words, people involved in a friends with benefits relationship clearly enjoy spending time together and hooking up, but their relationship isn’t romantic and has no strings attached. That’s putting the benefits before the friendship. You may have started out thinking that the FWB label was a good idea, but since the territory can be so uncharted, yours and your friend’s feelings may change in myriad ways, and the label can quickly become a hindrance.

  262. The social media has saved us for the convenience that it brings. And some people use this medium to find their partner through the dating apps and websites online. I think the reason that the people is very fond of online dating is because it’s very convenient for them and social media is rampant that almost all of the people was using it that’s why you can easily meet all kinds of people in a very easy way. And also some people has the confidence in socializing online than face to face that’s it’s easy for them

    People that engage themselves with FWB doesn’t concern me for that’s their life to live. But I want them to realize that this kind of relationship is wrong in many ways. This does not only shows disrespect to ourselves but it also shows how irresponsible people can be. We should always remember that we are the representation of God and disrespecting ourselves also means disrespect to our creator.

    ACT-183

  263. ACT-185

    Online dating is very popular nowadays. People used different kinds of applications to find their potential love through internet. There are some reason why people find their love through online dating.

    One reason people turn to online dating is because they do not want to meet the potential love of their life through a friend. Meeting someone through a best friend sometimes leads to drama, especially if things do not work out. Often times the friend also wants to but in and know every minute detail, which the dating couple may not be comfortable discussing.

    Another reason would pertain to people residing in a small town. If you live a short distance from a larger city, chances are you have more potential matches in that metropolitan area. Many people do not want to go out night, after night, hoping to run into the right person. Online dating eliminates the what-ifs, the wasted time, and of course the wasted money, when the night out to find “the one” turns out to be a bust.

    Lastly, awkward confrontations are eliminated with online dating. Many males are afraid of rejection. It is much easier to send a simple message and not receive a response than it is to be turned down immediately in a public place. Online dating gives males that extra boost of confidence.

    Honestly, I’m against with this so-called “Friends with benefits”. I believe that everyone deserves to be love not just because you have needs to him/her. Even if it’s material or affection, Physically or sexually and even if both of them agreed to deal with it. We humans are not things to be used when needed and trash that can be thrown if we’re already useless that’s why for me, it was really unacceptable to be into a kind of relationship which can be called “Friends with benefits”.

  264. In this generation that we are in right now, nowadays, people think that online dating is the better way to find your partner in life. They think that it is way better if they used online dating to find their true love. They are expecting that through online dating people will meet their “other half”. But sometimes it brings you no good because other than finding or seeking for true love there are other bad people that can take advantage of you. They would chat you because they have bad intention to you. But other than that there are other people who met their other half through online dating.

    I think people who form friends with benifits relationships or are active sexually by the used of online dating apps and sites because they are finding people who can make their sexual self satisfied and they feel contented if they have this kind of relationship. As for me it is okay to have this kind of relationship if both of you will agree to that set up.

  265. Today, online dating is the trend. It is used because it is the easiest and fastest way to find affection and maybe to meet their future wife/husband. People does online dating because they look for love and also they have a wide choice of platform out there. For me online dating is for practice, because some people are afraid of getting rejected in person so they try to do it through online so that they will know how to date someone in person and also online dating is for busy people because you will prefer to date online if you have many responsibilities or things to do rather to date personally.

    For me Friends with benefits relationships is for lust because you have your relationship with someone just for sex not for love but some people wants it just like in the movie.

  266. People try online dating because every single chance is way easier compare to what we do in person. Nowadays, it is said to be the most practical and efficient way interact and sort out everything to someone we are interested in. It would be easier for some to let others know that they are obviously looking for someone to love and not to meet them as a friend just like what we usually do in person. Things will be easier to sort out and they can express themselves directly to what they are pointing. Online dating also eliminates awkward confrontations. Since male are afraid of rejections a simple way of not responding in a message might be easier for them to handle. It is because of communication barrier that wouldn’t affect them much compared to personally turning down their ego.

  267. • Have you tried Online Dating before? What platform and why? If you not, why haven’t you tried it before? And what are the usual kinds of people you meet there (15pts)

    In my 19 years of age I still haven’t tried online dating because I’m an accountancy student, as an accountancy student we don’t have any time for that non-sense thing. Honestly my girlfriend broke up with me last first semester because I can’t give much time for my girlfriend and she doesn’t know what the life of accountancy student is. So, I don’t have any time and interest for that thing because I find it a bullshit thing, meeting strangers you don’t know. That’s why the crime here in our country is increasing because people nowadays are easily to give their trust to someone they just meet in the internet, you evenly don’t know who is that person, what is the. background of that person. But for the people who use the online dating app, I can say to them that use it responsibly and always be mindful to avoid crime event.

  268. Technology makes our life easier. Particularly in the field of communication. In a split of second we could already reach our loved ones, make friends, apply for a job, work online and find a true love.

    Many people now a days are into online dating because it is accessible and convenient rather than meeting them in person immediately, costly specifically when the person you want to date with is outside the country or your town. And also, I believe that most of thw people who are trying this were not that confident in face to face talk so they wanna make sure first the person they are investing time are also interested to them.

    People who engaged in friends with benefits relationship are okay with me because that’s their lives at the first place, I don’t care in any business of other people, as long as it does not hurt me and other people. They are free to live their own life, let them be because they are using their bodies( their bodies their rules) and not yours or mine. Well as I’ve said it’s their lives if they want to use any tools or websites to have a colorful sex life then go but of course I promote safe sex, using of condom is a must in this case, because having a sexual intercourse with a person you just talked for weeks are not an assurance that they don’t have any diseases so it better to be careful that regret it in the end.

  269. Arcayna, Jonathan B. ACT182
    1. (10 points)
    I think that most people try online dating because they want to seek attention and love from other people. And they think that by online dating ,they will get the attention that they deserve. Most instances , people prefer more the online dating because I think unlike actual dating , it requires lesser attention and commitment. You don’t have to exert much effort just to see the person you like. Another reason is that most people only have the confidence to talk to the person they love through chat or message, they can express their pure intention without being shy and awkward in front of them. Actually , there are a lot of practical reason why people try online dating ,but most that has no genuine or pure intention of doing so. Some people used online dating as simple entertainment when they are bored, some try online dating just to hook up with others and some people try online dating just to extort or take advantage of the other party. It seems that online dating is rampant , nevertheless online dating is not so much bad but you have to know when to or not to believe. Always know first the intention of the person interested in you especially the person you barely even know in social dating site.
    2. (15 points)
    Of course , as a curious person and a very nosy one, I always involve myself in someone’s relation but not in too involvement way but only moderate. That gives the reason to try it because of my friends. I already try online dating. Some platforms I’ve used are the Grindr, Omegle and Euro date. The grindr account was made by my friend but the information inside is me. She was the one who introduce it to me. It was a mere dare for some reason. Another one is omegle, my friends and I used to make fun of people in such site. We used to visit it and look for people who were interested in us. Another one is the eurodate. I tried that one because it popped out as a notification in my phone and I was bored that is why I tried it. All of that platform was only for entertainment/fun and only for a very short period of time because I still believe in destiny and God’s will. If He wants you to have a partner , He will give it you in time. The usual person I met there are the horny ones. They always think that online dating is for person who only seek for sex or sexual pleasure. I think they are the reason why people give a bad idea about online dating.

  270. I. I think people try online dating for the purpose of belongingness. Let’s face it, I know some of us might think that what I’m saying is totally absurb but the pressure that our peers tend to give us sparkle the idea of finding “the one” in the most easiest and fastest way. In order to have sense of belongingness, people tend to us online dating apps to fit themselves in which is something that is not totally wrong, but rather a decision to make.

    II. I believe that these people have their own stories behind every action that they make but on the other side, the fact that you are actually having sexually related activities with other person is a big no-no for me. Even if both party wanted it, its still a matter of respecting oneself. I don’t judge those people who do this kind of stuffs and I don’t care either since its their life but this is my take on this matter.

  271. Manalo, Jolinah O. ACT-184

    I think, people tend to try online dating applications it’s because they want to meet anonymous people who have no idea about their personality and their past. Maybe they do not want to be judged by people immediately so they choose to talk to strangers than a friend.

    We are all aware how technology affect us nowadays. Even knowing and meeting people can be done using technology. During these times, online dating applications are used to have friends or maybe girl/boyfriends. But having friends with benefits using those apps is not good for me. They are misusing the technology because being sexually active using technology may lead to cyber sex. People we met at online applications shouldn’t be trusted immediately, we should know them first because in this world and in this generation, nobody should be trusted.

  272. Online dating nowadays can be access easily with people around the world despite of their ages, gender, physical appearance, race and their culture. I think people use online dating to meet new people around the world with same of their interests. Online dating actually helps other loneliness in a way it suggests people to talk more with them. But we should change our mindset of just talking with other people, online dating also has its negative effect of abusing others being hopeless romantic.

    My perspective on being sexually active online or having friends with benefits is nothing negative on it. You know what? We people should think 3 or more times with the decisions we should make and accepting things without really knowing other people’s identity is really our own choice. Everything has its a negative and positive way effect of making decisions. Although it gives us the satisfaction of knowing that people fulfills their happiness and this thing called “curiosity” with things. Im just a bit sad because the true of meaning of love has fade, and the time we woman should give to man to wait for the right time to get what has really satisfies them are wasted.

    I just realized that we people especially woman should really know our worth before entering this kind of world and that we should not let everybody takes advantage to our weaknesses.

  273. I have nothing against people who are into online dating although I would personally do not want to try it. I have friends who has been trying to look for companion which has a big potential to become a relationship online and I think there is nothing wrong with it. For as long as you hurt no one while having a virtual relationship and for as long as you do it in a still dignified manner and you both know the limit there is nothing to worry about.

    Sometimes the world could be so lonely. Nobody can blame anyone for resorting to online dating. Maybe it is the convenience that made people to do that or maybe they just really needed someone to talk and it is the only solacing solution that they can think of. The point is everybody has reason for doing something or making themselves into something just like online date. They do not need your approval you just have to give them the benefit of the doubt.

  274. *Why do I think people try Online Dating? Well, just like what the article said internet is everywhere. As technology rapidly advances people in my generation took this opportunity not for educational purposes but also for them to be entertain. It is true that using an online dating app is much easier than doing blind dates like the old times, through the internet searching and collecting information about someone you like is just a blink of an eye. And also for those who doesn’t have the courage to interact in person it can be a good foundation for them before they meet each other personally. By communicating online they can build trust in each other and be comfortable first. Unlike in blind dates there are instances wherein it fails because they don’t feel comfortable with each other.

    *My thoughts about online dating? I am not against it, because i understand that every people have their own reasons why they’re using these kinds of apps. For as long as these people know how to use it properly, without hurting other I think it’s okay. My only advice for those who are using online dating apps is to know their limits. Always do the right thing and prioritize their safety.

  275. ACT 186

    People regardless of their gender, age, race, nationality or religion tend to engage themselves online. Some of them treat it as a get away from reality, many of them see it as a way of entertaining themselves, and most of them use it in finding what they called “the one”. Due to the persistent advancement of technology, it becomes easier to connect from one another, whether its your relative or stranger. It leads to the creation of applications with different areas of concern and many of those are dating applications. People’s innate curiosity is one of the major reason why they try online dating apps, they might be curious on how does it work, or maybe they have asked themselves if that really works. There’s also a chance that peer pressure might pave the way of getting people engage in online dating, because most of his/her friends try or use it, one might influence the other to also try it so that he/she could keep up on their conversation. Or else, they will feel the unbelongingness when the topic was about online dating. Normally, people engage themselves in an online dating because they badly want to have someone to share everything with, they may not believe that there’s a time for everything so they ended up doing things without thinking on its risks.

    Being friends with benefits doesn’t really concern me as long as they know how to be responsible enough to do such things. Let people do it, its a need after all but there must be a limitation, there must be proper knowledge about the consequences before going through that decision. It isn’t really a bad thing but it isn’t a good thing as well, people might do it often yet it is scary, given that someone can get diseases.

  276. Mico Pederio- ACT 181

    For me, people try online dating because they are trying to look for affection into other people by the means of the advancement of technology. Sometimes, it might be for the reason that they are having hard times meeting someone who truly accepts them for who they are, as a person. Sometimes, it could be just for fun, to try something new. It will always depend on the person using the dating app. It only looks bad if the user lies or posts fake information about him/her. That will be the limitations of dating apps. Using dating apps must be also accompanied by proper usage and limitations.

    I don’t want to judge people based on what they do online but for me, it will never be right. Saying that you two just met online using the app, you might not know where he/she really came from. You might be knowing the person by the name but what about the real informations about the person? It will be very dangerous, and with this friends with benefits concept, it serves as a danger to the users of dating apps and it contributes to the bad reputation of the users of dating apps who just want to be fun and meet someone /in a proper way/. FWB concept is very wrong. Why don’t you try knowing the person in a proper manner instead of just fulfilling your desires and fantasies, right?

  277. If neargroup is considered as dating app, then I must say that I try online dating app. Way back when I was in Grade 12 me and my friends, tried it out of curiousity, boredom and just for fun. At first it was fun because we got to talk to different people and somehow I enjoy talking with them I learn a lot from them. I see their perspective in life but as time goes by I realized that this app was dangerous for me so I stop it. Normally, the people I talk with was like me, they try this dating app out of boredom and curiousity and some were finding their “the one”.

    ACT 181

  278. People try online dating because in this 21st century, in our generation where internet has a biggest effect in our daily lives we use technology to communicate with each other because it’s easy and not hassle to use. It is a great advantage for people who don’t usually socialize. With the use of online dating the rate of being hurt by rejection wouldn’t affect much. It is easy to determine if things will work out well since by just chatting each other they can freely say what they want and express what they feel. It wouldn’t be hard for those people who usually use dating sites and can easily find another one. Practically, for those who uses it, the objective of finding someone in a relationship is direct to the point because they wouldn’t use it if they are not into finding someone for a relationship. I tried using Omegle before with my friend. I just wanted to find out why there are a lot of people who uses it. Well, of course it would be better to try it just to be sure about its pros and cons. Now, I know why there are teens who prefer to use onling dating sites. Imagine how wide the choices of getting in touch with different stranger getting to know each. Actually, I found out that there are people who surely find someone to date; people who just want to have flings; and, people who only wanted to have dirty talks. You’ll definitely know how many perverts are included in the large scale of online dating users. Online dating is fun and easy to use as today’s generation but nothing would be more possible than traditional dating.

  279. We’re living in a world where everything is instant. Instant shopping, instant friend, instant food and even instant dating and that’s because of technology. Since technology is upgrading day by day it affects our daily life, like people’s reference when it comes to dating. People go for online dating for so many reasons I think some of those reasons are for their past time, or maybe just out of their curiosity on how online dating work, also it can be cause by peer pressure or influence of the people that surrounds him/ her. And lastly, which is the main purpose of all online dating sites is to find a partner or a friend with benefit.

  280. * I think one of the main reason why people try online dating is because they cannot have or ask a date in a normal way or in person. And that’s because of insecurities, social anxiety and many more. But I think the main reason is we are afraid to be judge physically that’s why we preferred online dating cause we can lie on what’s are true identity.
    * My own opinion on people who are in a Friend with benefits relationship are the kind of people who are afraid of commitment, love, pain and abandonment because of their past conditions or relationships or it can be they just wanna have fun in a carnal way. I think they are just craving for sexual comfort and also affection that they cannot have in the real world that they can have in social media world, also I think that this people have suffering anxiety and depression that only a carnal way of medicine can dissolve it in a moment.
    * I have never tried online dating before and not thinking to try it on the future because I find it so absurd even a lot of people nowadays get their opposite one there, I always desire the natural and conventional way of dating. And in my opinion most of people there just wanna have fun and deceive someone for their own pleasure.

    Reina Meneses (ACT185)

  281. ACT-182
    I think people try online dating because of curiosity that they also want to meet and have a boyfriend as soon as possible. Also maybe they want to experience using online dating that they want to search someone who is compatible to them. My thoughts about people who form a FWB relationship or active sexually by use of online dating apps and sites are not good because they just want to have sexual intercourse or just sexuqlly attracted to other people and its not good to use other people just to satisfy your wants. Also I’m not against with them because its their choice to have FWB relationship and to use online dating apps and sites. Maybe we should be open minded when it comes to this scenario because as we know we are now in the modern world and in generation where thses topics are just common to everybody but I can say that they should put limitations.

  282. Tandaguen, jhozelle g
    Act184
    For me, people try onling dating because they tend to seek attention from others. Or maybe they really want to meet someone that is not familiar to them. They want to build a relationship with those people who feel like them. Sometimes they alse use online dating if they are desperate to have partner in life, maybe because they think they are too old that will so hard for them to search or find someone around them that they can be partner with.

    FWB, is a relationship of a person who just make friends for him/her get something from it. This relationship is not a win win situation because it tend to have a dominant reaction or benefit to the other person. Most of the time it happens online, some people tend to seek help from their online friend after they got what they need they will just leave like there is no happened.

  283. Dating applications have been an easy tool for us to gain friends, and sometimes luckily found our partners in life. Based on my experience and my friends’ experiences, we have tries this so called tinder. Wherein, users will see the looks of their potential matches. You can be choosy, to what do you want and who you like. Friends with benefits is not new to me anymore. I have witnessed friends doing this thing. And for me, this is a habit that people should not used to do. Sex for me is still sacred, we should give this to the person we really love and wanna marry with. So, for me friends with benefits will never be my thing because it will cause you so much pain and regrets at the end. If the using of online apps are for this thing, I say no too to it.

  284. People used online dating app site is to meet stranger or difference kind of people. As a user of this site i eventually meet difference attitude of people. They ghad a dif. Kind of attitudes they are not all the same.
    Being in situation of FWB its depend on those people how they will handle it. Yes theres a lot of people will say being in that kind of situation is not good, but that is what they want. As long as they can handle and they are matured enough to settle their self in tjat kind of situation go for it.

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