Do Internet Dating Sites Isolate? Essay by Stephanie Duszynski

Do Internet Dating Sites Isolate?
A look at the impact of online dating sites on various communities.
# 57088 | 1,433 words | 9 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper discusses online dating websites and addresses the frequently asked question of "Do these websites have a negative impact on their users?" Some research studies have shown that such websites cause individuals to withdraw from their lives off-line and isolate them from family and friends. Other research argues that online communities simply expand the social arena available to individuals. This paper examines the research on both sides of the argument.

From the Paper:

"The reach and interactivity of the Internet has allowed websites that bring people together to flourish. Online dating and match-making services have become highly lucrative businesses. But have these online dating communities come at the cost of true, old-fashioned human interaction? Does the Internet isolate individuals from their "real-life" communities, or does it simply expand our ideas about what a community really is?"

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