I have been an active member of many dating websites over the past years, some might even call me a dating-addict, but the addiction has taught me many lessons.
I've met many different kinds of people: good and bad, and all of them have helped me better understand the world.
Whilst the main reasons for internet use were the same across all age groups, it was quite apparent that the use of social networking remained as one of the top motives for young adolescents to be on the computer, with the breakdown of figures reflecting a 69 percent usage amongst the 12 -13 year olds, an 86 percent usage amongst the 14-15 year olds and a 92 percent usage amongst the 16-17 year olds.
Despite the fact that for the majority of these adolescents the main social networking sites which provide opportunity to meet people remain the likes of Facebook, My Space, Twitter and Instagram, there is a small emergence of teens, as young as 13, who are now adding hook up, chat rooms, and dating sites to those that they visit.
Many have disabled the ability to even view a URL for the current web page, and have parental settings that allow only accepted websites to be accessed at all.
Browsers also prove useful for establishing platforms through which other sites, educational programs and games can be marketed and accessed.
When I was a youngster there wasn’t much you could do to block me from accessing most websites out there, and there certainly weren’t a lot of websites designed specifically for the kids or teen demographics.
Another one that is used perhaps more commonly amongst Australian teenagers is Tinder.
Tennis is a great way to stay in shape, and online dating, is the perfect way to relax after a hectic day in the office.
I actually met my current girlfriend Chelsea on a dating website.
We all know that life isn't easy, but I'm the kind of happy-go-lucky guy that prefers to accept whatever comes his way.
I've never been scared of facing challenges, be they in my educational or professional career or any other personal matter like friend soul mate issues.