Not only is technology making it easier to get daily tasks done – shopping, socializing, banking are all just a click away – it’s also making it easier to find your soul mate, your perfect match or simply your next date.
While some people scoff at the idea of online dating, believing it to be impersonal and lacking that special spark, it’s actually quite the opposite. It can be incredibly personal and have plenty of spark and chemistry. Here are ten surprising reasons to try online dating out for yourself:
Diverse and Far-Reaching Dating Pool
Have you ever fancied yourself an international man of mystery…but you don’t really care for traveling? Well, now’s your chance to meet someone on the opposite side of the pond without having to set foot there. If all goes well, it’s likely you’ll eventually globetrot to meet your foreign lover, but in the meantime, how romantic is learning another language while you get to know each other?
Not only is the pool of potential partners diverse, but there are thousands of options. You’re unlikely to meet thousands of potential partners on a daily basis in the real world.
The Process is Less Superficial
When people say, “It was love at first sight,” I often think, “Well, isn’t that just dandy?” To me, this means you fell in love with someone’s looks without getting to know the person first. While you’ll obviously see photos of candidates on online dating sites, you also see their profiles which, if written well and honestly, can illustrate their likes and interests, as well as their personality and character. This way, you instantly know a little something about the person, other than simply their level of physical attraction.
You Get to Know a Person Before Physical Intimacy
Once you take it to the next level and contact the person, you’ll exchange messages, getting to know each other through and through. All of this, before you even meet, kiss or touch.
You Work on Your Conversational Skills
If you have no game in real life, you can work on your conversational skills through online dating. Sometimes it’s easier to express yourself through the written word, as opposed to verbally. Online dating is a way for the introverts among us to break through that barrier.
You Aren’t Obliged to See the Person Again
As opposed to real life dating, where you might run into someone you formerly dated around town, when you meet online, you can simply disappear or cut off contact from those you don’t click with. Doing so virtually is a lot less awkward.
It’s More Efficient
How rare is it for someone to find their perfect partner in the real world? Extremely, because it’s rare that two soul mates’ paths will cross. Online dating streamlines the process, making connecting with potential partners more efficient.
Rejection Stings Less
Putting yourself out there and getting rejected, time and again, stings – especially in person. It’s unlikely that everyone you approach online will accept you, but having that screen between you and your pursuits makes rejection hurt less. You can also soften the blow by the fact that another potential partner is just a chatbox away.
You Can Ensure Your Significant Other Meets Your Standards
Everyone has standards. Online dating allows you to weed out those who don’t meet yours, ensuring that your values won’t clash with those you pursue.
If you don’t trust your own judgment when it comes to finding your significant other online, online dating sites often offer compatibility ratings, allowing you to find those who best match your special brand of strange.
Online dating sometimes gets a bad rap from those who know nothing about it. But with so many reasons to try online dating, what’s stopping you?
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