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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the worlds only daily column wondering if online dating is becoming the norm.

We recently had a long conversation with an old friend from back home and the subject of online dating was brought up. To this topic we immediately thought, no way! Even with our recent single existence, we have always thought online dating is only be for “nerds” or people that never leave their houses. However, have the times changed? Is online dating now the way to go?

We now live in an online and technology-powered way of life, everything is done online now days, so why not date online too?

As our conversation progressed, our friend (who has not yet tried the system) convinced us that maybe this could be a possibility, in the distant future. Call us crazy but we are romantics and would really love to meet our future significant other in some traditional way, like a chance meeting on the ski slopes.

We have also noticed those new commercials for one of the more popular online dating websites, and the people are so good-looking and so in love, but then again they are probably actors or they could be one of only five people that actually found love online.

Then, there is always the question of how many bad dates does one have to go through before finding “the one”? In that case we might as well just stick to regular dating, since that’s usually the case here in Summit County. Which leads us to our next questions, with online dating in a small town such a Frisco or Breckenridge wouldn’t the chances of going out on a date with someone you already know, or worse, already dated, pretty big? Could you imagine the embarrassment!

We don’t want to knock anyone out there who does date online, because its probably been successful for a lot of people, otherwise it wouldn’t be so popular, but, we just don’t think we’re ready to go to that option yet. We haven’t had enough bad relationships to resort to the computer, or have we?

As our conversation about this topic came to a close, we suggested that we set an age limit, if we are not in a relationship or married we will give online dating a shot, we said age 31, to which our friend suggested, 26. That’s next year.

We suppose we’ll stick to traditional dating for now, and you know what they say about dating in Summit County, so this could work in our favor or maybe we will be joining the online dating community by next September.

We out, recovering from fun, lots and lots of beer, dancing and riding the Summit Stage for way to long, a.k.a Oktoberfest.

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