The time to be ashamed of online dating is over. Dating is a healthy thing. A loving relationship can enhance many aspects of your life. It can bring you emotional support, joy, physical health and true friendship.
Dating online is the best way to meet a soul mate nowadays. We live in a virtual one-click away world.
With the increase in popularity of dating apps and websites, the rules of romance and dating are being rewritten.
Let’s take a look at 5 reasons to try online dating.
1. You can meet different types of people:
One great thing about online dating is the possibilities. When trying to meet people through friends, you usually end up hanging around with the same people and doing the same things. With online dating, you can meet up with whom you would never have crossed paths with in your daily life. They may have interests and passions that you could be introduced to.
2. New friends:
Online dating doesn’t just have to be about dating or romance. Many people are on dating apps or websites just to meet new friends to go hiking with, or to check out a new restaurant. A friendship like this could blossom into something special.
3. You are over the bar and club scene:
Are you tired of the crowded bars with deafening music? This lifestyle, while fun can become somewhat predictable and boring. Online dating gives you a chance to meet someone you on a one on one intimate setting.
4. You don’t like blind dates:
One of the benefits of online dating is that it is much different than getting set up. The main difference is that you get to chat, text, screen and learn about the potential candidate before actually meeting him/her.
5. Better compatibility:
Dating sites and apps now offer better compatibility than just meeting people by chance. They use very complex algorithms to match people up based on their interests and their wants in a relationship.
TIP: It can be overwhelming to screen through hundreds profiles. We suggest you look at your matches and recommendations. Our rule of thumb: Meet 3 times to get a definite feel if this new friendship will work out or not.
There are many online sites. It truly depends on what you are looking for.
These are our top 5:
Match.com remains one of the most popular online dating site as it offers the most daily matches and recommendations with great search tools.
Zooks is a major online dating site with over 35 million singles using the site. It can be overwhelming though and turn in a full time job :-).
Elite singles is gaining a lot of attention and is a good place for educated professional singles.
We hear that our time is a great platform for mature and serious daters over 50. The success rate is impressive.
Based in San Francisco, Coffee Meets Bagels is more of a boutique online site, which will deliver you a “bagel” ( Match) on a daily basis at noon.
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