She agrees that many people often share information online before meeting, but keep it to a minimum in order to ensure safety. I ask about their day, their job or degree, and leave it at that.There’s a certain hesitancy that comes with not knowing a person face to face.” However, in Curran’s prior experience, she says there’s no danger in keeping this at a superficial level.When I say we ought to have more dating, I mean just that — boys ought to ask girls out on normal, public, getting-to-know-the-other-person dates more frequently.All students, irrespective of gender, would benefit from this cultural shift.Byrne states, “Obviously, some people go on Tinder looking for sex, but there are others that look for friendship or a relationship.It all depends what you are searching for, and why you are on the app.” Even though many couples meet online, they are often very reluctant to admit to this.
She says, “Facing someone and conversing face to face forces a person to be more confident. Curran agrees with this sentiment, arguing that there’s a layer of anonymity that comes with meeting someone online before in person.Entire TV series such as are based around the dangers of talking personally with a virtual stranger.The introduction to the show asserts that there are hundreds of thousands of fake Facebook profiles, begging the question, is there any way to keep ourselves safe meeting strangers online?She says, “It’s desensitising, like a wishlist for people. How are we supposed to know what we are looking for?” Fiona Byrne, an MA student studying Modern and Contemporary Literature thinks this association is flawed, as different people have different reasons for turning to apps or dating websites.