So you’re thinking about biting the bullet and giving online dating a try… Really?
But, online dating sites are full of weirdos!
Relationships that start online don’t last!
“Real world” connections are more genuine!
I understand your concerns about online dating. However, reality is that a lot of those concerns are completely overblown and outdated.
In fact, if you’re single, I’m about to make a compelling case as to why you should give online dating a try.
Let’s start with this fact:
Reason #1: Online dating has lost much of its stigma.
A majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people. That hasn’t always been the case.
The stats in the above picture clearly show that people have gradually come to accept online dating as a valid way to find a mate.
Reason #2: Online dating is safe.
One of the biggest misconceptions I hear about online dating is, “It’s dangerous to meet people on the internet.”
These safety precautions often include:
- Gathering credit card information from male members.
- Hosting meet and greets.
- Educating female members on online dating best practices.
You can also take actions to protect yourself like:
- Doing a background check on potential dates with a site like BeenVerified.com.
- Only meeting in public places until you get to know him and feel more comfortable.
- Letting a trustworthy friend know you are going on a date with a new guy.
Basically, these are all pretty standard safety precautions you would take whether meeting a man in the real world or online.
No big difference.
Reason #3: Online dating allows you to get to know a person on a deeper level before you decide to go on a date with them.
Online dating sites have questionnaires that all new members fill out, allowing members the chance to get to know each other and be matched based on common interest.
The questionnaires include questions about, occupation, income level, religion, previous relationships, children, and much more.
Now tell me, how many other circumstances can you be presented with that level of information about a man before you actually meet him in person?
Reason #4: Online dating saves you a lot of time and hassle.
Joining an online dating site will end those fruitless scavenger hunts for single men.
No more dressing up when you least feel like it, no more going to crowded night clubs to get hit on by players, no more going home disappointed with the seemingly lack of good men on the dating scene.
Instead, you can spend more of your free time doing the things you enjoy.
When it comes to meeting men, just go online and check your inbox, the dating site you joined will periodically send you matches based on your level of compatibility.
From there getting in touch with the guy you find most interesting is as simple as a few taps on your smartphone screen. And getting to know him better before meeting face to face is done just as easily via the site.
Reason #5: Online dating saves you money.
While you will likely have to cover an online dating site fee, it shouldn’t be more than a few bucks per month leaving your credit card.
Now take a moment and travel down memory lane with me…
Think about all the money you spent in the past going out to nightclubs or bars every weekend. The gas money you spent, the outfits you bought, the drinks, the babysitters, fast food at the end of the night.
We are talking hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and you didn’t even find the relationship you were looking for?
That’s just not right.
I can guarantee that you’ll appreciate online dating a lot more from a financial perspective.
Reason #6: More than one third of new marriages start online.
Yes, you read that correctly. A recent study revealed that over one third of all new marriages start online.
Findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, put the percentage of married couples that now meet online at almost 35% — which gives what may be the first broad look at the overall percentage of new marriages that result from meeting online. About 45% of couples met on dating sites; the rest met on online social networks, chat rooms, instant messaging or other online forums.
The researchers took it a step further and actually revealed that couples that met online report being happier, and are actually less likely to divorce than couples that met offline.
The research, based on a survey of more than 19,000 individuals who married between 2005 and 2012, also found relationships that began online are slightly happier and less likely to split than those that started offline.
I believe these findings are a direct result of two things:
- As I mentioned earlier, online dating allows people to get a more in-depth knowledge of each other before they actually meet. Leading to better matches, improved chemistry, and long term relationship satisfaction.
- Many online dating sites have millions of members. It’s simple mathematics. The larger the number of members on the site, the greater your chances of meeting your soul mate.
Step into the future of dating. It’s time to change your perspective of online matchmaking. It’s not something that’s only for lonely or desperate people. If anything, think of it as a much simpler, faster, and convenient way of sorting through your options. Give it a try, research says the love of your life just might be waiting for you online.