How long has it been since you had a real date? Has it been a few weeks, a few months or a few years? If you’re answer is the last one (a few years), it’s time to get back up on the horse again and maybe try a different approach to dating. It’s like what Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” So if it is finding a date that’s your problem, you cannot solve that by hanging out at bars or pubs anymore. Why not try online dating?
It’s come a long way since the early 2000s and it has become widely acceptable. Still skeptical? Don’t worry because here are major reasons why you need to start online dating now:
1. You do not have the time!
Whether you’re a young professional or a mature business person, you have to admit that online dating is a time saver. For you to meet matches (although not personally), all you have to do is type in some keywords on the search bar of an online dating site. It’s also likely that the site will send some matched profiles for you to check out. Finding a good match might take a while, especially if you’re picky, but searching online is better than going out and meeting random people spontaneously which, most of the time, results in misses rather than hits.
2. Intentions are Clear
This is all thanks to online profile. everything is basically there and, for sure, it’ll say whether a person is looking for just companionship, a serious relationship or is just looking to have a good time. When you meet people in bars or pubs, or even if your friends fix you up on a blind date, you won’t really be sure what the person is looking for unless you ask. Commonly, asking the question of the type of commitment (or lack thereof) the person wants is a big turn off so nobody really asks. You do not have this kind of problem with online dating. You just have to review the person’s profile.
3. Potentials are Sifted
So we’ve already established that the basic things you need to know will most likely be on the profile. You know what else is on the profile? Pictures – profile pictures. This makes it easier for you to pan through your potential dates. We all have preferences: blonde, black hair, brown or green eyes, olive skin and so on. We find these beautiful and there’s nothing wrong with these kinds of preferences. With offline dating, you cannot afford to be very picky, but with online dating, you can be. It also applies to preferences you have other than physical ones – he/she must be a lover of art, pets and long walks on the beach.
4. Meet When the Time is Right
The beauty of online dating is that you don’t have to meet if you don’t want to. If you don’t feel ready, you can just keep the “meetings” virtual. You can then decide to meet if you feel like you have a real connection.
There are plenty of different ways to online date as well as different platforms for it. For example, we now have Tinder which is more for having short-term companionship. There’s also European dating sites as well as ones that cater to foreign men seeking Asian women. The versatility is there and that makes it easier for you.