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Language Barrier When Dating Online is No Longer a Problem

Online Dating
Language Barrier When Dating Online is No Longer a Problem
on June, 30 2014
Online Dating

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Online dating is one of the easiest ways to find someone special. Several years back, finding someone online is taboo and many people frown at the idea. These days, with all the success stories of people finding true love online, a lot of individuals, desperate or not, go for the possibilities of finding their true love online. If you are one of these people, there is nothing to be ashamed of. You don’t even have to join dating sites just to find a date. You can just check out Facebook or other social media sites, and you can find a perfect date in no time.

Given the options for online dating these days, everything might seem easy. You can even filter the choices so you can communicate with someone that perfectly fits the characteristics you are looking for. But since social networking sites are global, you might find that the person that fits your ideal is someone who doesn’t speak your language.

If English is your first language and the person you want to chat with cannot fully communicate in English, there is no reason to fret. There are still some ways to facilitate communication between the two of you.

The first ones will only be applicable for casual conversation, which is very common when you are using a social networking site and you want to understand what the other person wants to say, and vice versa. We are talking language translation apps and online translation here. However, when the talk between the two of you are already on the serious stage, professional translation is the best method to use, which we will discuss in a moment. So let us discuss how you can learn new languages as well as get you to understand each other while dating online.

• Copy every statement your online date types and paste it on an online translation site. This strategy somehow works. However, you have to realize that the process might be very laborious. It could even delay your conversation. Worse, if your date uses incorrect spelling, wrong grammar or improper punctuation, everything won’t be understood. Online translation sites are also flawed in many ways. Still, it is a fun way to learn a new language and find friends, which can lead to something more serious than just casual friendship.

• You can use an app that allows you to translate certain words by just dictating them. Thus, if you wish to reply in the language your chat mate is using, then you can just say what you want to say and the translation app will automatically be written on the phone. You just have to press send and it’s done. However, just like online translation sites, this might not really be perfect. It could also be very difficult especially if the app could not understand what you say. The wrong words will be typed. Make it a fun way to learn the language. Errors could still be a source of communication topics.

Now, when the online date has been elevated to something more serious, you also should have serious conversations, since this will be for a more lasting union, not just an online (read casual) date anymore. This time you will need professional help. And the help will come from hiring an online translator. Love should not have a price tag, right? Online translators are usually available anytime of the day, so you do not have to find the opportune time to communicate with your future partner. You can set the time and date and you and your mate could have very good and meaningful talk.

In short, language barrier is no longer a problem these days with the many options available. Of course, you also have to learn your partner’s language once this relationship works out. To top it all, you have to master one language, and that is the language of love.

Bernadine Racoma

Bernadine is a writer, researcher, professional and multi-awarded blogger and new media consultant. She brings with her a rich set of experience in the corporate world, as well as in the field of research and writing. Having taken early retirement after working as an international civil servant and traveling the world for 22 years, she has aggressively pursued her main interest in writing and research. You can also find Bernadine Racoma at .

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