Other ways of communicating online with these devices are via services and applications such as Email, Skype, IChat, instant messaging programs, social networking services, asynchronous discussion groups, online games, virtual worlds and the World Wide Web.
Some of these ways of communicating online are asynchronous (meaning not in real time), such as You Tube and some are synchronous (immediate communication), such as Twitter.
It also provided some superior features and potential problems.
Overall, Finkel and associates (2012) found that online dating differed in three main areas: Pros: Online dating provided individuals with access to many more potential partners than they could often find in their daily lives.
This study contributes toward a deeper understanding of how new technologies integrate with existing religions and cultures and gives insights into the nature of technological change and adaptation in society more generally.
Others have stories filled with confusion and frustration.
Thus, much like any other way to date, meeting someone online has both benefits and drawbacks. As it turns out, a simple analysis of the pros and cons of online dating can help out a great deal.
ABSTRACT: This research examines how online dating technology affects the experience of mate selection and courtship among Muslim American women.
Sixteen individuals who (1) self-identified as Muslim American women and (2) were actively using online dating websites participated in interviews about their experiences.