An increasing number of people are now using dating sites to meet their second halves

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IELTS Essay Topic: Technology

An increasing number of people are now using dating sites to meet their second halves. Do you think that this tendency helps people to socialize or does more harm than good?

Give your opinion. Provide relevant examples if necessary.


Internet dating offers individual an access to start a relationship. Some people have awesome encounters with online dating which eventually leads to fulfilled their dreams. Others, on the other hand, had a shattering experiences. Thus, same with other way to date, communicating with someone on the internet does not guarantee to yields better romantic outcomes. I think that,  dating sites helps somehow to get to know a potential partner before meeting in person.

Each year, more and more hopeful relationship seekers rendezvousing in the internet dating sites to find a romantic partner, often paying substantial membership fees just for an access. For example, match-making sites allows many people to have a romantic connection online. These sites enhance individuals social lives by providing a platform to interact and start a conversations with other active participants with similar interest. In a way, it eliminate an awkward moment during their first face-to-face interaction. Dating sites helps them to get to know each other in advance without having to spend much for dinner or star gazing.

On the contrary, online dating has strong advantages and at the same time harmful to people as well. A clear example for this is scam, there are some dating websites asks for excessive personal information that may leads to steal someones identity and harvest data including credit card or bank account information. These shady websites are designed to mine users information which will then be used for fraudulent transactions. Fortunately, getting scammed can be prevented by not giving out confidential information and handing out money, no matter what the situation is. Relationship seekers should nevertheless control any personal information being shared online.

In conclusion, internet dating sites act as doorway to long-term relationship and for a real life partner, however, online users need to be cautious as there will always be individuals out there looking to spoil someones genuine intention in looking for a long-lasting  loving relationship.


  • awesome
  • shattering
  • rendezvous
  • substantial
  • enhance
  • awkward
  • gaze
  • shady
  • fraudulent

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  1. Personally I am not comfortable with this so called “dating sites” or online relationships. The danger is so wide and possibilities of taking advantage with each other is always there. I still believe the old teaching that no talking to strangers because you will only put yourself in to regrets or bad experience. But there are some successfully built a wonderful relationship through such, but I’ll still go for a big no. It is so scary. If still given the chance of a second try for an intimate relationship better to have it in a natural way like accidentally meeting each other physically or to an old friend, workmate before or a recommended by family member or by friends or churchmates, that way it could lessen the danger and worries.

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