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Thoughts on online dating

I am interested in Online dating somewhat. I have joined dating sites like eHarmony and Zoosk, both sites i deleted my account on. I have a few problems with websites just for dating. They want money, but they also don’t have banner ads so someone has to to pay the bills. So they have to make money, but I’m not sure if its something worth paying for. eHarmony didn’t show profile pictures without paying, Zoosk did show pictures for free. Both of them require you to pay money to communicate. Another thing I don’t like about both Zoosk and eHarmony is that you can only list if you’re interested in “Men” or “Woman”. You can’t list “Men and Woman”. Seems like they both are leaving out bisexual people.

So I think sites that are designed for just only dating aren’t that great. I think it would be better to meet someone over Twitter or chat rooms. Maybe even on Facebook as in maybe they have a mutual friends. So I think its possible to find your prefect match online for free. I think I would rather find someone online and then do online video chats to get to know them and feel more comfortable. Then do offline dating.

I really want to move to San Francisco and build a company also. So I’m not in to dating really right now, but sometimes I will feel lonely and wish I was dating. I think I would date someone who’s in to technology, Moderate politically, healthily, nice and cute. Also religion of them won’t matter really to me as I’m not a religious person but maybe they could help change that.

I also think a kid or a few would be okay, but it’s not something I want to do right now. I see children as getting in my way. I want to build something and do financially well.  Maybe adopt or have kids when I’m 30 or 40.

So far theses are my thoughts on online dating and just dating in general.

Ad Blocking Is Piracy In My Opinion

In my opinion blocking advertisements online is piracy due to the ads cannot be viewed, therefore the site will lose money. Sites will use the money they make to pay for servers, upgrading web servers , spend money on themselves and other things. There are ad networks who will pay for so many views of the ad and clicks. If the site does not make money than their content, programming and severs do not get paid for. If you go to a store and steal a magazine that’s stealing. If you steal a magazine the writers and editors do not get paid for their content and cost to print to put on store shelfs.

Now you may say not everyone blocks ads or steals magazines but it still takes away money from the business.I believe blocking Ads is just as bad as illegally downloading Music, software or a movie. When you buy a song, software or a movie your paying to be allowed to play or use that media. Cloud Application and Websites like the one your on now does not cost the user anything up front to be allowed to use it, the service is paid for by the ads. So I think blocking ads is the same as not paying for your movie, song or software. Now I do believe ad blocking is okay if the reason to block Abusive ads. I don’t think a site should be allowed to profit from abusing the consumer. Continue reading

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