Modern technology has changed the playing field of the dating game. Anyone today can get into the online dating game in hopes of finding the right one, or for some, simply to have fun in a safe and non-committal environment. There are a lot of websites today that serve as a vast social scene where men and women can find people of the opposite sex to interact with and hopefully find some common ground. This could perhaps be the start of a budding relationship in the real world. The dating game is not for everyone and not everyone who plays the game finds what they are looking for. There are also risks in playing the game that every player should be wary about. But if you play your cards right, you can have an enjoyable time in the various online social communities.
For people who were not able or were unwilling to meet others in the real world – for whatever reasons – online dating sites used to be the only option available to them. The millions of people who have found partners on these sites and are no longer alone is proof of their success. However, the rapid growth of social networking and the possibilities of dating on a social networking site have caused some concern to those running the dedicated dating sites. Facebook, MySpace and other such sites today have millions of members who are looking to extend their range of contacts and friendships and also looking for dates.