Okay so I’m completely for online dating and believe that it can be successful, but I don’t believe one should jump onto the internet with the intent to find love. To use me and John as an example again, we met through Tumblr, a site where very rarely people are there to find their mates; they’re there to share their interests with others and sometimes make friends along the way. The fact that you actually end up finding your soulmate on the site is a bonus. I believe that both parties should actually be taking the time to be friends with one another so there’s a bit more of a connection before immediately diving into the “will you date me?” stage. When people pursue online speed dating like match.com or eharmony, I sort of see it like online shopping.