I’ve never been one to hang out at bars, so I decided to give online dating a whirl.
Let me tell you, it has been an interesting ride to say the least. Consider these statistics: In 2010, 17% of people who got married met on an online dating site.
Anonymity When you’re browsing profiles, you’re in the privacy of your home, simply clicking through the site.
This means that you can narrow the field of people you’d like to date without the pressure of meeting them in advance.
Next, you’ll create a “narrative” for your profile, in which you can explain a little more about your personality, as well as what you’re looking for, like whether you’re seeking a spouse, friend, or someone to date.
Finally, you’ll upload a picture of yourself, and then you’ll be ready to go.
Cost While there are some websites that are completely free, most come with some sort of sign-up fee.
How long would it take you to meet that many people at a bar or party?
I’ll start with a brief overview of how it works before I get into the pros and cons and then offer a few pointers. If you’re using one of the popular free sites, you’ll start by entering some personal data, from height and maybe weight to race and religion.
Plenty of fields will be optional, and all of the sites are a little different when it comes to what they ask, how they ask, and what you’re required to answer.
Variety With online dating, you can meet people from all walks of life.
Instead of being limited by a particular city’s dating scene, you can meet people from other states or countries, and of any race or religion.