Not everyone approves of using dating sites but even as an old-fashioned romantic, even I have to admit that they can have advantages when looking for love.
People lead increasingly busy lives with long commutes and work. Finding the time and money to keep going out on the off-chance of meeting someone compatible becomes more challenging as the years go by. That’s also the case for busy single parents.
Where is love?
Imagine you keep going out in your town but your soul mate lives elsewhere? Online dating enables you to communicate with people from different areas without initially laying out huge travel costs. Not only that but by the use of effective filters, it helps you narrow down potential matches to people looking for similar things to the ones you are.
If you are like me, you will be shy about dating anyway. As with any social interaction these days, it is sometimes to take those baby steps on the Internet first. By the time you work up to a telephone conversation and then a meeting, you will already feel you have a friend even if Cupid does not strike on this particular occasion. That friend might have a friend who turns out to be your soul mate. Life and love work in mysterious ways. Another thing to note is that if you have issues that you find tricky to discuss from having children to health issues, it is so much easier to share those online. The same goes for the discussion of interest, beliefs and priorities in life. It’s very important to work out if you and the person you are chatting with are looking for a committed relationship or just some casual fun available on sex sites on the web.
Lives are not always traditional with 9-5 working hours and the evenings and weekends reserved for leisure. Online dating allows you to start the process of finding love whenever the mood takes you so if that is 3am that’s OK. You can set up your dating profile and start reviewing potential matches.
Variety is the spice of love!
Before we know it in life most of us are mixing in quite small social circles with like-minded people with similar backgrounds and lifestyles to our own. That’s very comfortable but also perhaps a little boring. Through online dating, the world really is your love oyster as you come across people with jobs you have never heard of, from places you have never visited and with opinions that might challenge your own thinking. Variety is the spice of life and also the spice of love!
Recent news stories have highlighted how vital it is to stay safe whilst looking for love and how easily we can put ourselves in potential danger. Online dating offers a degree of protection as you don’t need to meet a person immediately or indeed quickly.
Finally, with so many people struggling financially these days. online dating offers a cost-effective way to find that special someone. Dates are pricey with transport costs, dining and entertainment expenses. Is it really worth making that investment of money and time if you are not going to hit it off?