The effect of dating on line

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The internet’s role in our social lives is growing by the day.

Like the personals column published in newspapers, dating websites, hold profiles, personal and demographic information about individuals seeking partners (Hardey, 2002, p. Members of the opposite sex can browse through the profiles and contact those deemed suitable.As much as Arabs hope to come up to date with the fast changing world, they justifiably fear for the social and cultural fabric of their society.Nothing could be more controversial than internet’s use in marriage and dating.A study by Gergen, Gergen and Batron indicated that people meeting in a darkened room, are more able to disclose to each-other; and as a result like each other more (Mc Kenna, 2002, p.23).This was validated by Mc Kenna’s experiment, in which opposite -sex partne rs were given the opportunity to chat on-line; then met offline unaware they were meeting the same online partners (2002, p.26).

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