Online dating is an increasingly popular way of meeting a special someone. It’s no longer seen as strange to find your date online, and science is now showing how it can actually be a great way of matching people together.
For years, online dating had a reputation for being full of people looking to just “hook up”, which led to negative stigma. But it’s not fair to beat up on the entire industry, all because of a few bad apples. While hooking up isn’t necessarily bad, there comes a point in life where you start thinking about getting serious and looking for something special, and what we want to talk to you about today is – can you do that through online dating?
We believe you can. However, we don’t want you to just take us at our word. We want you to fully understand where we’re coming from, so – let’s try and do that.
How to Get Started?
Just like in real life, if you want your dating life to flourish – you have to make the first step. Unlike real life, the first step in online dating is entirely stress-free.
All it takes for you to embark on this potentially life-changing journey is to set up an online dating profile.
Most of the time, you’ll be required to write a bit about yourself and upload a picture – that’s it. You’ll fire up the app of your choosing or visit a website through your browser, and you’ll begin typing.
Usually, you’ll just need a brief bio, preferably with a catchy, funny line that would attract people. Also, it’d be wise to share some of your common interests, passions, and things that you love, so that your potential partner could possibly connect with you on many different levels.
Finally, you’ll just upload a good picture of yourself (bonus points if it’s you and your dog), and that’s it – you’re all set.
Is It Easier To Meet Someone Online Than In “Real Life”?
The first thing we want to talk to you about is the difference between online and “real” life. The reason we want to do this is because people still seem to think that these two are completely separate, when in fact, they are so intertwined that it is no longer possible to draw a clear line to separate those two, and it is only going to become increasingly harder to do so.
With that in mind, we still do feel inclined to say that meeting someone online is easier than it is in real life.
To approach and meet someone new in real life, you have to go out and put yourself in a position to meet someone. Despite various YouTube videos, just stopping someone on the street and sparking up a conversation in the middle of the day isn’t the preferred method, especially for women, as it kind of freaks them out.
On the other hand, with online dating – all you need to do is go online, swipe or click on a few profiles, and wait. If your interests align, you may begin talking. Not only will you be safe behind the screen, but you’ll also start the conversation knowing that the other person finds you interesting and appealing, too.
So, yes – it is easier to meet someone online.
Why Do They Say There’s Plenty of Fish In The Sea?
When you think about this cliché, it is easy to understand where it comes from. The problem is that if you’re just casually perusing the “fish” in the sea, you don’t necessarily know all of the characteristics or needs of each one. You might be too focused on catching the fish to realize they are actually sharks most of the time.
Cheesy metaphors aside, online dating does provide you with loads of options – from hooking up to finding a lifetime partner. That is why most people say that there’s “plenty of fish in the sea” – at least when it comes to online dating. But, to us, this doesn’t mean hooking up and having loads of sex. To us, it means exploring your possibilities and finding something genuine.
Let’s take cougar dating, for example. For many, cougar dating equals looking for a mature woman that you can mess around with, with no strings attached. And while that may be the case sometimes, if you take your time to read more about cougar dating – you’ll realize that’s not all there is to it.
Some cougars, for the lack of a better term, are gorgeous, beautiful ladies who just want to meet someone special and finally settle. And, for many young men, that might just be what they need. Caring touch and guidance of a mature woman can turn a boy into a man rather quickly because if anyone’s going to support you – that’s going to be a lady in her 40s.
So, as far as we’re concerned, “plenty of fish in the sea” means broadening your horizons and meeting someone special that you otherwise wouldn’t have met.
What Are Some Other Benefits Of Online Dating?
We’ve already mentioned some of the benefits to online dating, like easy set-up and approach, safety, comfort in knowing someone finds you alluring, broadening your horizons and exploring your options, but – are there more?
Yes. So many more. Let’s just start with your location. It would be pretty hard to meet someone fifty miles away if you don’t happen to bump into them in a bar somewhere in that fifty-mile radius, and even that isn’t probable. With online dating – where you live does not matter.
Also, it’s safe. As long as you’re using your app right, nobody could harm you while you’re behind the screen, whereas in real life, there is always a chance that one of you has ill intentions and that the other one has no way of knowing about it or protecting themselves from it.
So, yes, there are many benefits to online dating.
Final Verdict – Is Online Dating A Good Way To Meet A Possible Partner?
In a word – absolutely.
Online dating is a beautiful way to meet a potential partner. The best thing about it is that anyone can use this opportunity to meet someone special, have some fun, and find someone they might be able to spend the rest of their life with.
When used and approached correctly – online dating can be much better than regular dating.
So, yes – it is possible to find someone online and fall in love with them for the rest of your life.