Morality is a big issue in our lives and it actually define who we are according to social standards. It is a matter of what is wrong and what is right. Moral standards and online dating has been an issue for so long. Online dating has several stereotypes surrounding it. Public opinion matters less but what what really influences our decision in joining online dating is self evaluation and gauging whether it is immoral or moral. According to philosophy there are several definitions and they vary with individuals. People have different life styles and so what you may think is right is completely wrong in the eyes of someone else. Virtual ethics dictate that an act is viewed as morally good if it contributes to general happiness in the society.

Individual moral standards should be set while putting into consideration two main schools of thought regarding motivation and the result of the act. Different people have different beliefs concerning moral standards and online dating. For instance some people believe that homosexuality is immoral but to some people it is actually very moral. The experiences in our lives as individuals contribute a lot towards setting moral standards. Every single person has different life experiences and hence the different point of views. According to a recent research, moral standards have greatly changed. People find no problem in using imperfect knowledge to gain economically. As we all know religion plays a major role in setting the moral standards. With changes in the church we have even seen gay Bishops been acknowledged.

Our moral standards and online dating have confused some people. The standards are set out by peers, the laws of the time, education system and the media. In this time and age everything has been automated by the use of computers. The technology has made everything easier with dating included. Single men and women are convinced that it is right to go on with online dating because it does not define morality of an individual and i could not agree more. If you belong to the old school of thought, you will see online dating as a waste of time, a reflection of desperation and immorality of the highest order. Just like ordinary dating, you choose what to do and what to talk about online. Due to the anonymity featured on online dating, people might choose to talk dirty and entertain obscenity but it can also happen in a face to face date.

The issue of moral standards and online dating lies in the idea of etiquette. The online dating members can choose to be law abiding, patient and polite despite their state of anonymity. The new phenomenon of online dating is a reflection of changing moral values. It is actually an entrepreneurial venture operating on the basis of social environment that have some business elements. Sex dating sites are examples of aspect of immorality in online dating. The sex sites still have their rules and regulation which manage morality. For example they have age restrictions. If you are under 18 years of age you are not supposed to visit the sites.



Source by Francis K Githinji

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