This interactive essay features teens voices as they describe their experience navigating dating in the digital age.The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples.To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
If you are one of them and you want an online name for PS3 games or for Xbox 360, then here are some names that you can use while playing games on the internet and wish to have no indication of your actual identity.
While many of us use our real names while surfing online, there are others who prefer to be known by a username which does not identify them in any way whole online.
There are also many people who opt for cool usernames to project their individuality.
Four weeks before the smooth operator above offered to turn my feet into a trifle, I was creating 40 phony profiles on the world’s fastest growing dating site: OKCupid.
It wasn’t the first time I’d done it: about a year before, I’d created 10 accounts, five male and five female, to test whether women have an easier time dating online than men. This time, my fictitious daters weren’t listed as single: they were all married or ‘seeing someone.’ And they weren’t on the site to simply date: they were there because they wanted to cheat.