Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Finding a Partner

We have been talking in class about speeding dating and on-line chat groups aimed at meeting potential partners or making new friends. Lourdes Saavedra from NI2 wrote this great essay on the subject. Thanks to all the students who worked on these thoughtful essays!

Nowadays, most people are quite busy with their jobs and daily routine. Consequently, they have no time to go out and meet new people. However, new techniques to find a date are turning up, for example:
  • Chatting online: More and more people use Facebook or Twitter to take up with friends and new acquaintances.
  • Speed-dating: In this way, you can meet 15-20 people your age in the same day, you have 4 or 5 minutes to chat with each person. Then you decide if you want to see that person again or not.
As you can see, these two new ways are very different from the traditional techniques because in the traditional method, you first meet the person and after you have time to know him or her better while in the case of chatting people, you read about their lives and then you decide if you want to meet with them or in the case of speed dating you have 5 minutes to know if a person is reliable and if you like or dislike him or her.
I will sound out of date or old fashioned, but in my opinion, the most appropriate way to find a partner is the traditional method because I could not have a date with anybody I had not met before. Of course, I prefer having a good chat with an unattractive man in a café than chatting online with the most handsome man in the world.

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