Everyone longs to have someone special in their lives but what do you do if cupid hasn’t been that friendly to you. Online dating could just be the solution. It has become one of the most popular methods of finding a mate. The reality is, people today use their computers to communicate online with and not just to respond to e-mail’s. Online dating is easily accessible and gives an individual the ability to pick and choose who they are looking for thanks to detailed search engine criteria, making it truly the future of dating now and for some time to come. It also enables an individual to broaden their resources in order to make an ideal ‘match’ and long gone are the days of hoping to find someone locally. Distance is no longer an issue as it once was and people are looking for instant gratification thanks to online chatting forums, instant messaging and online videos. A user can very quickly assess if they like an individual and are interested in them by their looks and how they communicate on screen.
The pros about internet dating are obvious – you meet someone and are happy! Or, if they are not the ‘mate’ you were looking for, you make a friend or several friends for life, and if you are really lucky, you find your ‘soul-mate’. It doesn’t get much better than that. However, there is a downside to internet dating and it’s that perhaps you are always looking at the grass as always being greener on the other side. Perhaps there are too many choices, too many people to meet, and it keeps you from being able to form a deep and committed relationship with someone. Your fear and preoccupation that there just might be ‘someone else’ out there may just keep you from the one who is truly right for you and is standing right in front of you.
Personally, I think relationships are supposed to be about two people who like each other and want to be together no matter what age, gender or race. Just like everything else in life online dating has its pros and cons. You sit at your computer and go through dozens of profiles to find a person you want to meet. Then, when you do actually meet sometimes there is no chemistry. Part of the problem with online dating is that people have unrealistic expectations. They go into it thinking they will find the man (or woman) of their dreams just because they joined the latest awesome dating site. However, I don’t think that being online makes it any easier to meet that person; it just makes it easier to meet people. The fact of the matter is that you still have to meet the person that is right for you which might still take a little time.
Ultimately, online dating has made it easy to find someone, the number of people whom you can meet, the convenience of finding someone without having to leave your home that makes internet dating so popular for not just a younger generation but for all ages, young and old. It’s the wave of the future and a future that is here to stay.
Here are some of the reasons why people choose online dating:
You don’t have time: This is a classic reason for joining a dating site. Some people are so busy with work or other life responsibilities that there is simply no time to go out and meet people/date.
Physical Appearance: like I said , when it comes to dating people set certain standards, so some people may feel intimidated that they don’t look pretty enough so meeting people online may be an easier option for them.
They don’t have game: Common term for guys- which then means they need some sort of an agent to come in between.
They are fed up of putting themselves out there:After a while, going out to bars to meet people gets frustrating.You’re never sure what anyone is thinking in the Meet Market-it sometimes feels like you’re spinning your wheels.
They want the singles envinroment: On a dating site, you can avoid the mystery you usually have to deal with. You never know what’s going on in someone’s head when you’re hitting on them, naturally people on dating sites are looking, and they won’t mind if you hit on them or contact them.
They want a sortable experience: It can be hard meeting a hunk , that has a pearly white smile that has similar interests as you. On a dating site, you can cut to the chase and streamline your search so you can find the most compatible person based on interests, tastes, etc.
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Palesa Matlebyane is a lifestyle writer for JucyAfrica. She loves fashion, writing, reading and traveling. She is the shy type but can be loud, you can follow her on twitter @palesama