Digital Or Man Dating? Essay

1439 words - 6 pages

Ivan Potkonjak
Professor Green
English 170.01
26 September 2011
Digital or Man-Dating?
In this essay, I will examine two articles, one of them is Digital Dating: Desperation or Necessity?, written by Christine Hassler, a former Hollywood Agent, and the author of the book called Twenty-Something, Twenty-Everything. This article talks about social networks, their impact on both of our social and love life. It tries to convince us to try to experience all the benefits that online dating provides us. The second article, called “The Man Date”, written by Jennifer 8. Lee, a reporter for the NYT, tries to encourage the male population to try man-dating, a term that describes a new ...view middle of the document...

It is also a claim of value, it answers the question whether man-dating is good or bad, and what criteria we have to use to determine if it is good or bad.
In order to convince the reader to react or change his perspective of certain issue, it is crucial to point out valid arguments. At the beginning of her article, Hassler quotes an unknown person who is afraid to openly admit that he/she is trying to find a love partner online. Then, she uses an argument from deduction by implying that online-dating is acceptable, because it is in human nature to socialize with other human beings. Then, she uses another argument from deduction, by implying that everyone else uses it, so should you. Next, she uses a logical proof, by providing an argument from cause, saying: “Think about it this way: what do you gain by trying online dating, and what do you lose by not trying it? “ (Hassler 486). Then, Hassler tries to convince readers using motivational proofs, telling the reader to try to open him/herself to new opportunities and benefits that it might give you. Hassler writes about Adam Sachs, co-founder of dating site called, who also contributed a great deal to online dating networks. Then, she tries to appeal the readers’ pathos, using a value proof, saying: “ Another upside to online dating is often you get to know a person better than when meeting them face-to-face when judgments about superficial things may get in the way” (Hassler 487). Her proofs are valid, however, not sufficient. On the other hand, Lee uses quotes plenty of adult men, starting from those who personally have experienced men-dating, or college professors of sociology, which makes them authorities about this particular topic. Mr. Speiser, Mr. Putman, Jim O’Donnell, and Peter Nardi share their attitudes and personal experience with men-dating, thereby trying to convince the readers why they should try it. Lee provides us a claim of definition what exactly man-dating is: “Simply defined a man date is two heterosexual men socializing without the crutch of business or sports. It is two guys meeting for the kind of outing a straight man might reasonably arrange with a woman” (Lee 493). Then she includes several clear examples: “Taking a walk in the park together is a man date; going for a jog is not. Attending the movie Friday Night Lights is a man date, but going to see the Jets play is definitely not” (Lee 494). When trying to demonstrate how serious men-dating is viewed today, Lee includes a statistic “Although “man date” is a coinage invented for this article, appearing nowhere in the literature of male bonding (or of homosexual panic), the 30 to 40 straight men interviewed, from their 20’s to their 50’s, living in cities across the country, instantly recognized the peculiar ritual even if they had not consciously examined its dos and don’ts” (Lee 494). Lee proceeds to make a historical analogy about a public homosexual awareness that caused men to act more...

Other Papers Like Digital or Man-Dating?

The Digital Divide Essay

1351 words - 6 pages technology, specifically a computer. Now, the “digital divide” has a new connotation. The phrase has grown to include technological literacy and the total cost of running a computer, meaning the technical and economic ability to make full use of the technology available. This involves the access or lack or access to the Internet. The digital divide is not only an issue in lesser-developed countries, but prosperous countries have the same problem

The Fashion Photograph Essay

1799 words - 8 pages computer as and now almost every thing can be done through a computer, (even dating…) photography is one of them. When we think about digital technology in terms of fashion photography, the first thing that comes across our mind is a digital camera. In my personal opinion, it is a very good and convenient change in the photography industry, below are the strong points of digital photography: Fast viewing -A digital camera provides all the same

Dating and Single Parents

2677 words - 11 pages Preparation. Most of the work was given instruction to learn how to and know why one should have a strong courtship. The other piece of the book is how the author writes it from a Christian worldview. As the title of the book states it is written to aid parents that are thinking about or is dating someone with children. Whatever the cause of the separation from a spouse be it a divorce or death the children have to be at the forefront of the

Dating and Single Parent Book Review

1670 words - 7 pages In Dating and the Single Parent, Ron Deal opens up conversations necessary for many single parents as to whether dating or considering the possibilities is the optimal thing to do, as well as coming to terms about the best time to do so. He presents his story through a variety of synopsizes of stories collected through many years of studies. He is open and honest using biblical doctrines as the foundation of his advice. This critique will

Elementary, Middle and Highschool Boy-Girl Relationship

2075 words - 9 pages numerous and fleeting dates. • Unmarried teen girls who settled down with just one partner at 16 or 17- and were still unmarried at 21- are more likely to be eventually married by ages 22-25. Many, including Christians and non Christians, think that dating is just part of the teenage experience. However, putting adolescent boys and girls together leads not only to the emotional experiences that often tear at our children’s hearts but also to sexual

Dna Test Gives Students Ethnic Shocks

559 words - 3 pages anthropology and genetics professor. He cotton swabbed 100 students to DNA test them to prove that not everyone is 100% pure not in this multiracial world. Natasha Best was another character in the story she was also black and white. Ms. Best would be discriminated by her own people because she celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, dating a white man, etc. Dating someone outside your race is frowned upon. Interracial dating wasn’t even heard of back then. The

Copying Isn't Cool

931 words - 4 pages men are relaxing with beers and chips watching television. But now days some husbands are doing all the works at home, in exchange for respect and obedience from their wives when they are outside with friends. The perception of how men and women see each other from now and before time has changed drastically. Even the aspect of the dating point of view has changed. Men are out for either lust or love and usually do not mix them up. When a man is

Human Interaction: Plugged Or Unplugged

1531 words - 7 pages We live in a digital age. It is a part of most people’s daily lives. We use our electronics to wake us up, and then inform us of our daily schedule, news, e-mail, stock portfolios, and various other information throughout our day on various devices, including phone calls. For most of us, this is a daily routine, as the generations before who listened to the town crier or local gossip for their news, or we progressed to reading newspapers or

Ict & Legislation

871 words - 4 pages ICT and Legislations In this essay, I am going to analyse current issues and developments in communication and information technology, to include digital and mobile technology and the internet. Where would we be today without technology? Personally, I would be lost, from using my I-phone or setting my alarm to using my docking station for my music. My TV in my bedroom has chrome cast, which keeps my little man safe and occupied whilst

Brand Building Case Study

1182 words - 5 pages for fortune 500 companies, and working at them after graduation I decided it was time to play with NYC, and see where I could go with my “vision”. In 2008 only two years after graduation I began my journey. I did what I needed to do taking on clients who did not know themselves what they wanted to do with their product. It was literally was a learning process for all participating parties. My first client, a now well known dating

Consensual Relationship Agreement

1779 words - 8 pages The Consensual Relationship Agreement (CRA) should be put in affect in the workplace upon hiring. The CRA not only protects the employees but also the employer. When two employees decide to date or become romantic, this situation can become risky, where job security is put on the line, as well as the employer and coworkers are put in an uncomfortable situation. I have seen many relationships gone badly due to on job dating/ romance. Consensual

Related Essays

Comparative Essay

1286 words - 6 pages measure the rate of beta decay in an organic sample, we can calculate how old the sample is. C-14 decays with a half-life of 5,730 years.” Both young-earth and old-earth believers would agree that radiocarbon dating can only be used on organic organisms, but the agreement essentially ends there. Old-Earth Secular View In 1947, a man by the name of William F. Libby proposed this idea of radiocarbon dating. Libby was the first to discover that when

Can Internet Dating Be Considered Real Love?

1314 words - 6 pages or in other traditional ways. But if your relationship is newer, it’s more likely you met online. According to according to a new nationally representative survey of 3009 adults with a romantic partner, the internet has now over taken all the ways people meet.” (E/C chapter 6, pg 27) Love on the Internet can be found in several websites that provide dating services. The number of internet dating sites is continually growing and has become a very

Onlinde Dating Essay

2149 words - 9 pages traditional dating initial eye contact and study of the personality of the person is an important element in determining chemistry. However, what makes traditional dating best is the boundary and purpose that courtship provides. In contrast, online dating is more casual. In traditional dating, couples were introduced to each other by a friend and relative, or they met in a social activity such as their local church, school or family reunion

Online Dating Industry Essay

4560 words - 19 pages entry for an online dating website, as opposed to a traditional matchmaking service, are very low as almost no labor or capital are required to start a website. In addition to this, profitability remains high for the industry at 19.5% for 2011. These factors have led to aggressive competition in the online dating industry with 14,027 companies in 2011 and an annualized growth rate of 2.7% over the past five years. (IBIS) Recent trends, however