Dating is a phase of romantic relationships usually practiced in Western societies where two (or more) individuals meet socially usually with the intention of each evaluating the other’s compatibility as a potential partner in a future romantic relationship. Most often, in this type of dating, there is no pre-orientation between the two individuals; this is why such dating can be termed ‘affective’. When it comes to online dating, you have to be extra careful with your choice of websites you frequent. The dating sites need to have sufficient and relevant information to enable you to choose the best dating option.
This is why dating through online sites is mostly done by adults. For the most part, these are the people who are responsible enough to see that what they are doing may harm another individual who is too young to give his or her consent or approval. Therefore, when adults wish to date other adults, they need to at least sometimes give the consenting adult a chance to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’. The adult needs to be given some space to assess whether the potential date is acceptable and compatible with them.
Most often, the dating process is for both adults to agree on a certain amount of dates before actually signing up with each other and even then there are chances that the couple may not agree on the number of dates or what type of dates they would like to have. In such cases, the website for dating needs to have some clear rules that govern the amount of time one person can spend on online dating before giving his or her consent to date another person. If these dating websites would not have these rules, then they could be considered to be discriminatory and unacceptable for all kinds of adults, irrespective of age, race, or social status.