Adult Online Dating: Advantages and Disadvantages

Let’s face it. Certain urges and fantasies have sneaked into our minds from time to time. Adult online dating presents the best way to explore these urges and fantasies as well as fun, less-than-serious relationships. Why?Well, in adult online dating, anything goes. It does not really matter what your fancy, fantasy or fetish is. There is something for everyone.Imagine a stranger approaching you in a bar or elsewhere and asking, “Hey, I’m into spanking, want to play?” Kind of creepy, don’t you think? This is another big advantage of adult online dating over the other dating methods: choice of alternative lifestyle. What is alternative lifestyle?Alternative lifestyle can be described as a mode or style of conducting one’s life, or certain aspects of it, in a way that does not fit cultural norms and values. In our context, alternative lifestyle may include, but not limited to:1. BDSM: This encompasses bondage, domination, and sadomasochism.2. Swinging: This involves consenting adult couples meeting other couples for sexual activity (includes partner-swapping and groups).3. Polyamory: The practice of being intimately involved with more than one partner with the full knowledge and consent of everyone involved.4. Fetish: May be defined as any object or non-genital part of the body that causes a habitual erotic response or fixation. Fetishes include things like foot-worship, mode or size of dress, and even racial heritage.Whether you have an alternative or fetish, you just want to try something new, or want to explore a fantasy; you will find good company in adult online dating.This does not mean that this dating method is only for those bordering on mental illness (if you will excuse the expression). Those looking for the good old one night stand, discreet relationship, or other forms of sexual encounters will find a home here as well.Perhaps the biggest advantage of adult online dating is availability of consensual like-minded adults, thus eliminating guessing as well as people with holier-than-thou judgmental attitudes. This beats going out to bars and night clubs, in the hopes of bumping into someone with similar interests.An added advantage is anonymity and convenience. You can browse adult dating site(s) anonymously at any time of day or night.Not only that but, both parties can choose not to know any more about each other than what is needed for encounter or relationship to take place.Though the latitude is wide in adult online dating, illegal activities are strictly prohibited. Reputable sites will not tolerate activities involving minors, prostitution, drugs and the like.As with almost everything else, adult online dating has some disadvantages also. One is anonymity: a good thing but one that tends to bring out the worst in people.Some people will do bad things online that they would not otherwise do in real life. This is just the nature of the beast, and there is really not much you can do about it than be aware and exercise caution.Lies and misrepresentations are perhaps the greatest complaint in online dating. People will lie about their age, profession, social status and the like. Some prostitutes have discovered that it is safer to post an adult ad online than working the streets.Another thing to look out for is scam sites. Some adult dating sites are fly-by-night operations while others are fronts for pornographic sites.All things considered, adult online dating presents an exciting way to explore your fantasies, fetishes, alternatives or fancies, and beats all other forms of traditional adult dating hands-down in advantages.