Online dating bad idea

But even though it seems like a much easier and faster way to meet than real-life search, it’s not without its challenges.

Many people find it frustrating, time-consuming, and just overall – not that efficient.

To be fair, she had concerns about the idea, and she’s in college, so theoretically old enough to make these decisions. The reality of the world our children are growing up in is that they are going to meet people online.

Don’t get me wrong; teens don’t belong on online dating sites.

I felt a deep sense a rejection -- not personally, but on behalf of everyone at the bar.As all of us, our children included, start communicating more and more on social media, we run into strangers. Granted, I’m a grownup and have a bit more judgment than a teen when it comes to trusting people online.But our children will be grownups one day, and if they don’t have the skills they need to navigate the world of online relationships, they will run into trouble.Telling secrets or saying bad things about people can work out badly too, if it turns out the new online friend can’t be trusted.And they must never, go to an in-person meeting with someone they met online unless an adult is present.