An intellectual conversation over chicken marsala and a glass of wine has now become a technology-based relationship through which good conversation may have become lost.Skyecandy, a site that uses Skype for video speed dating similar to Chatroulette.com, gives users five minutes with a stranger to decide whether or not to continue getting to know them.When finding someone online, the first thing people see is someone’s profile; they don’t get the opportunity to hear their voice, listen to what they have to say, or watch them interact with others.
One can only hope with this change doesn’t come a decrease in people going out or socializing in person or even the loss of a good conversation.
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“I honestly think online dating is a really good thing. “But I actually found there’s a lot of professional people on there who maybe don’t have time to go out all the time …
or are sick of meeting people in bars and just not really having any connection.” Online profiles have redefined the meaning of first impressions.
“The relationship feels a lot stronger, because there’s like a thousand times more communication.” Hernandez said she manages the long-distance relationship with her boyfriend from Colorado with Skype and talking on the phone when they are not visiting each other in person.