Many years ago, online dating had a negative stigma attached to it. In many ways though, online dating has always been ahead of the curve. With Facebook, Twitter, blogs and the like, it seems like almost everyone has some sort of online presence.
Doesn’t it make sense then to use online dating as a way to meet your dating goals?
This post will highlight five ways where online dating is better than traditional dating.
Now, that’s not to say that traditional dating is bad, because it does have some strong points. However, for the purposes of this post, we’ll explore the benefits of online dating and how knowing this will help motivate you to try it or, if you’re already a user, to stick with it until you meet your match.
1. Solves the “No Time” Excuse
As we leave the friendly confines of high school and university, we soon realize that life’s responsibilities take up a significant amount of time. Family, work and hobbies are just a few of the ways in which our time gets eaten up. In essence, the time we used to spend on our education gets taken up by our work commitments.
Instead of socializing at school, we now socialize at the office. The main difference being that most people in the office are not young and single.
The beauty of online dating is that the doors are open all day and all night. You can literally send messages at 2:00 a.m. in the morning with your pajamas on or 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon while taking a break at work. Either way, the message will get to the intended recipient.
2. Eliminates Blind Date Experiences
Have you ever had a blind date experience?
Even if it went well, did you feel a tremendous amount of anxiety before the date?
Blind dates are usually set up by well meaning friends but rarely do they achieve their desired result.
With online dating, you get the opportunity to get to know someone before you meet them.
- What are their goals?
- What common interests do you share?
- What is their idea of a romantic time?
Knowing a little about someone before you actually meet up with them can help the conversation flow better and increases the chances that you are actually compatible in person.
3. Increases Cost Effectiveness
Online dating allows you to filter out many of the people you just simply will never have a connection with. With traditional dating, there is a lot of time spent on meeting up and taking part in activities. By extension, the time spent doing these activities comes with a cost. There are things you can do to make sure the date idea is budget friendly however there is no denying that it will cost you something.
Some dating sites have paid member fees but look at that as insurance against wasting your time with someone you’re unlikely to connect with.
4. Avoids the Drunken Bar Scene
For most people, the bar is a fun place where you get a chance to hang out with a few friends, socialize, have a couple of drinks and let loose.
However, heading to the bar hoping that you’re going to meet your next relationship partner, is not the best strategy. There are too many variables in a bar environment including alcohol, loud music, muted lights, friends, etc.
Yes, you can be attracted to someone’s physical characteristics when you meet in a bar however with all the other obstacles in the way, finding your dream partner in that environment really means you have the odds stacked against you.
5. Appeals to Everyone
Whatever type of relationship you are looking for, there is an online dating site that will match your desire.
You could be looking for someone who enjoys the outdoors or someone who prefers to stay in and cook. You could be looking for a marriage partner or something less serious.
Whatever it is, there are literally dozens of online dating sites that you can choose from.
I encourage you to try online dating, if you haven’t yet. If you are already involved in online dating, refocus your energy and strategy to help make your time more fruitful.
There are so many excellent resources out there with online dating advice that it will dramatically increase your chances of success.
The question to ask yourself is, what do you have to lose?