There’s a new buzz-word going around at the moment – ‘sofalising’. According to an article I read today (Daily Record, 15.11.2010) more than a quarter of all adults in the UK do all of their socialising on the net or via mobile.
At a time when texting your friends or posting a status update from the comfort of your home is so much a part of daily life, online dating is part of this social phenomenon. Instead of taking the uncomfortable step of introducing yourself to a stranger in real life and facing rejection, it’s far easier and more convenient to meet people online and chat in the safety and anonymity of your own home.
Social media is such an integral part of communication in our busy lives, and online dating is constantly growing as part of this, with the popularity of instant messenger, live chat and social gaming.
As a society we are almost growing apart, living our lives in a virtual reality, but at the same time online dating can introduce you to a world of so many people and you can chat to someone on the other side world and it’s as if you are in the same room.
According to the survey, as a primary means of contact with friends and family, 71 per cent of adults said they use text, 31 per cent chose social networking sites, 27 per cent picked email, and 18 per cent use live chat.