Do you think that online dating is a good idea? I believe that it can be a good idea as long as you are careful while spending your time on the Internet. I know at least a few people who met one another on the Internet. Of course, they met in real life as well. This is probably one of the reasons their relationships were so successful. While online dating might be a good idea, I recommend that you try to meet somebody online with whom you will have a chance to meet in real life. If you date online somebody who lives on another continent, the chances are that you are never going to meet him or her.