Are there any drawbacks to meeting a future mate this way? Jean Carroll, co-founder of the Great Web site, and radio talk-show host Blanquita Cullum stepped into the "Crossfire" on Tuesday to debate the merits of online dating with hosts Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala.CARLSON: Jean Carroll, I have nothing of course against people going online for dates. But as a general matter, it strikes me that there's something depressing about it because it increases a person's isolation. Go to places where you're going to start meeting people. You sit there, and you know, you get on the computer -- you may think you're talking to some big stud, then all of a sudden he shows up, and it's like, "Oh, my." I have friends who have done that and been incredibly disappointed.One of the areas of our lives where these technological transformations have been especially striking is in the dating scene.
It has made it possible for shy people, for example, to meet potential partners and present themselves the way they really are, when the pressure is not there. So in regards to the working society it's positive, since their big money cows!Online dating is an outlet for sex for many men, but for women, many are looking for a little more depth in a partner.