Some people have excellent experiences with online dating that end in satisfying relationships.
Also, some of the cues and features that build attraction (like touching) cannot be accomplished through a computer.
So, such computer-mediated communication may have an artificial and unemotional quality.
Such computer-mediated communication allows for safe and convenient interaction, without much risk or time commitment.
For the busy professional, or the safety-conscious, such communication is an excellent way to "test" potential partners.
Results of their assessment indicated that dating online was indeed different from "traditional" dating in a number of ways.