Up until a few years ago, people looked at free dating services with disdain and might even talk about you behind your back. However, it’s only recently that when you tell people that you’re a member of a dating site in Columbia, they are interested in which site you’re on and how you like the experience so far. Needless to say, people’s opinion about having a membership to a Columbia dating site has changed significantly over the years and it is much more acceptable.
This is reflected in a study that was conducted by Pew Research in 2015 where 59% percent of people believe that online dating is a great way to meet people, whereas, in 2005, only 44% felt that way.
We can’t deny that there also was a negative belief that if you are turning to online dating with the hopes of finding love, you were just desperate. In fact, according to that same research, 29% percent of people felt that way in 2005, but fast forward to 2015, only 23% felt that way. While it isn’t a huge drop, it still proves that online dating continues to gain traction as one of the best ways to meet people.