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Bowling Green State University professors of gerontology, Dr. The study authors also delved into the question of which features make a dating site a good fit for seniors.Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps. Here you can be whoever you want to be – on the Internet everyone is beautiful. Remember that chat rooms, even if you are messaging one-on-one, are not private – people who have the know-how can access these conversations and also the details of the computer from where you are chatting. The Internet is anonymous, distant and cannot really fulfill your social needs on an ongoing basis.Avoid doing the following things and you should be OK. Keep in mind that the possibility exists that the sexy blonde 16-year-old babe you’ve been chatting to for two weeks could in fact be a 56-year-old man. Many paedophiles use the chat rooms as hunting grounds. But then, the chat room is not really going to solve that. Calls are expensive – if you spend only an hour a day on the phone every day, this could increase your parents' phone bill substantially. One could probably get away with this for a short time, but eventually you are going to forget what you said to whom.