It used to be that admitting you met your partner on a dating site was seen as almost shameful. Only desperate people who couldn't get a date through 'normal' means would resort to seeking a partner online! But now that more and more people are finding their partner online, it's become much more acceptable. Dating sites are an excellent resource for finding a partner, and here's why …
1. Numbers Game
Okay, you only want to meet one person. But the problem with meeting someone 'in person' is that you have to meet a lot of people in order to find someone to date. Some of the people you encounter will already have a partner, or not be your type. On a dating site you'll find thousands of people - far more than you'll ever meet in person.
2. Times Have Changed
Before the internet, people commonly met their partner through work or friends. But times have changed, and you stand just as good a chance (if not more) of meeting a partner online. When traditional methods may not be as effective as they used to, it makes sense to take advantage of technology and use a dating site to find love.
You shouldn't be too rigid about your requirements for a partner, as you'll make it harder to find someone. But it does make sense to search for someone who fulfils important criteria for you. There are specialist dating sites for many different groups, such as animal lovers or people belonging to a faith, and many sites allow you to set search parameters.
By joining a dating site, you know that many of the people there will be looking for a serious relationship (obviously not all of them are sincere and one has to be cautious). If you meet up with any of them, you know that you're both interested in finding a partner, whereas when you meet people casually you have to find out if they're single and interested.
Joining a dating site also gives you far more opportunities than you'd have if you stuck to meeting people offline. You wouldn't encounter the majority of the people who are on dating sites. So you're maximising your exposure to potential partners and giving yourself a greater chance of meeting someone you really like.
6. Starting Again
If you're single again after a break up, and it's been a long, long time since you last dated, the thought of finding a new partner can be daunting. Joining a dating site can be an excellent way of venturing into the world of dating again. You probably won't meet your new partner instantly, but it'll help you feel more comfortable.
For many people, joining a dating site brought them the desired results: they found a long-term partner and are very happy. So there's no reason why it won't work for you as well. It's worth giving it a chance yourself, and seeing what happens; at the very least, you could have some enjoyable dates. But you could well meet a fantastic person this way.
So if you'd like to meet a partner, join a dating site and see what happens! You could meet a wonderful person and be very happy. Do you know anyone who's met their partner through an unusual way?