7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Online Dating ...

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Gone are the days when online dating held a stigma – more of us than ever before meet our partners on the Internet, and there are plenty of reasons why everyone should try online dating. Finding love online isn’t easy, but then neither is finding The One in a crowded bar at 3am. If you’re serious about finding Mr (or Mrs) Right then here are 7 reasons why everyone should try online dating.

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1

It’s Free (well, Sometimes)

There are plenty of dating sites which are totally free to use, and even the subscription sites usually offer a month free, to see if you like the service before you sign up. Be aware though that sometimes free sites attract less serious suitors; if you’re looking for a long-term relationship, it might be worthwhile parting with your cash for a site such as Match.com. However the fact that it’s affordable is a great reason why everyone should try online dating!

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You’ll Get to Know Their Personality

We’re all guilty of judging someone based on how they look, or their mannerisms, and one of the plus points of online dating is that you get to know someone’s personality first and foremost. Although you’ll usually see a picture of your date, you won’t see them up close and personal until you actually meet them, which gives you more time than normal to focus on their hobbies, interests and the things you have in common.

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You’ll Meet a Wider Circle of People

Dating online gives you the opportunity to meet people you might normally never have met in your social circle. If your friends are all college students but you’re longing to meet someone who works as a journalist, for example, your options are fairly limited. Online, you can search using various criteria and find someone who shares your passion. This is also a great way to meet people from other countries or cultures, and broaden your horizons.

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Kiss a Few Frogs...

Doubtless you’ll have to kiss a few frogs, but you could eventually find your prince – online dating is a great way to meet as many people as possible and go on lots of dates. The more people you meet, the more chance you have of finding someone you click with, on every level. When it happens, you’ll know!

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It’s Great if You’re Shy

If you’re the kind of girl who stumbles her way awkwardly through first dates, blushing and spilling food everywhere, then online dating is the perfect way to meet new people. Of course, you’ll still have the first date to get through, but it should be a more relaxed affair once you’ve spent some time getting to know each other online, and you’ll have figured out whether you’re likely to get along before you even head to the restaurant.

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Avoid Awkward Set-ups

If you’re tired of your coupled-up friends trying to set you up or your mum asking when you’re going to settle down, then try online dating! Not only will you be too busy going on dates to consider accepting your friend’s blind date offer, but your mum will love hearing about all your experiences (well, maybe not them ALL).

7

You Could Meet the One

Whether you believe in The One or think that there are plenty of people out there for everyone, you could meet your perfect partner online. This has happened to friends of mine who have now been happily married for years, and I’ve dated some great people that I met online. At any rate, it’s a New Year, so what have you got to lose?

Try something different for 2014 – online dating! It really is a great option for anyone looking to meet new people for casual dating, friendship or a potential relationship, and if you live in a big city, you’re sure to meet hundreds of new and interesting people who may never have crossed your path otherwise. Have you ever tried online dating, and if so what happened?

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I've tried it before on a dumb little website. It's pointless and really gets you no where. And when it says "avoid awkward setup" well We all know hiding behind a computer is easier than going out and actually flirting so once you actually setup a time and place to finally meet them, you'll freeze up and not know what to say. Sorry, not sorry. It's the truth.

I met the love of my life online ❤️

It really depends on the person. It's not for everyone, and if you don't make up your mind beforehand on what you want, you probably won't have a good experience. I never thought I'd meet someone online. I've been using chat rooms since before I could actually type. I've chatted with so many people, mainly friendship. Voice, text, cam, etc. The first person I met from online was in 2012 and I met ended up dating them. We were together and It was horrible. Long story short, I said I'd never get personally involved online again but I really like this one guy I've known since 2010.Just friends atm, but just cause you have one bad experience with one person doesn't mean everyone else is that way. And if we want to meet, we will and that's that. Don't get too worked up about it, it's the internet not Mars! After all, It's your choice. :)

Online is simply another way of meeting people. Just like face-to-face, you're going to get weirdos, druggies, gross, after only one thing, mamma's boys, dangerous, etc. But, you'll also find great guys that could become good friends or more. I do find a few added bonuses to meeting people online. Some of them are that you can do it from anywhere (home, commute), you can spend as little or as much time as you want on the sites, and it's a very efficient way to look, discover, and discard if you don't like - much easier and faster than face-to-face. I'm in my late 40's and met my husband online. We've been very happily together for over 7 years :)

Sure it's difficult at time, but like Kristin said if they're the one, you won't be able to imagine life without them.

I'm not a fan of online dating at all. My friends have all tried it and they have all gone through many men. NONE of them have worked out, it's more like a game now. Sorry but nothing will ever convince me to date online.

You don't know what sort of Pedo is lurking behind those screens

Thanks for the article. It is risky to try some websites, sometimes you meet guys who just want one thing or guys who are just too self obsessed in my experience. But I'm still giving it a shot but not taking the search too seriously. Zoosk has creeps, lovoo is not too bad and I just started trying Worthy. Don't give up hope you singles

I feel like you shouldn't go online looking for a match. Just like you shouldn't go out looking for a man in real life. Just have fun and do what like to do, and maybe you'll meet someone

I will never try online dating. no one will ever convince me otherwise.

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