Hiding behind technology: Dating should rely less on computers and more on face to face meetings

One can see much potential for laughing and enjoyment with LikeALittle, the new and bourgeoning website for anonymous flirting.
I hope, however, that people donâÄôt use flirting facilitator programs such as LikeALittle to succumb to diffidence. We all know that new forms of impersonal communication continue to pervade our lifestyles; they are even difficult to avoid.
IâÄôve met people who donâÄôt believe me when I tell them IâÄôm not on Facebook.
Many of these technologies are convenient and useful, but they should aid, not substitute, clearer and more complete forms of communication.
Possibly assisted by impersonal communication, it seems that our culture is gradually losing the audacity for casual dating.
Getting to know one another used to be the purpose of dating. For many people, itâÄôs now a prerequisite.
Relationships either take the scenic route of friendship first or the fast lane to the bedroom.
Is there nothing in between anymore? Has the middle ground where two near strangers can get to know each other disappeared?
Why are guys afraid to ask for a simple dinner date, and why are girls afraid of a free meal?
These fears are nothing new, but evading them with technology has never been so facile. You owe it to that girl or guy trying to get your attention; donâÄôt let cyberspace flirt for you, grab a meal together.