Is Online Dating For You?


Finding a partner has never been easier with the likes of websites such as: Plenty Of Fish,, Tinder, eHarmony, and more. Whether you’re looking for something casual, a bit of flirtation, or a full-on relationship, your dating pool is certainly widened with online dating.

From the comfort of your own home, you can browse through profiles, trawling through photographs until you find a person that catches your eye. You can read a profile and get to know a person in seconds.

It’s the perfect way to meet people if you’re shy, your friends have settled down and no longer go out much, you don’t have the time, nor money to go on several dates, and you want to meet someone with the same expectations as you, whether that’s a short or long-term relationship.

And there’s nothing wrong with being fussy with the amount of choice on the websites. You’ll have the opportunity to meet people outside of your geographical area which you wouldn’t normally meet.

There are no feelings of nervousness when meeting the person, as hopefully you’ll already have built a solid foundation with all the chatting. It saves time and online dating is available twenty four hours to suit you, and your mood.

Also, if you have a single friend or family member, and want to help them meet someone, is a great way for you to find dates for them. Maybe you can sell your friend / family member better than they can with praise.

However, there are also pitfalls of online dating. It may affect your self esteem and can put you off dating altogether. You may feel rejected if you don’t receive a response back, competing with thousands of other people in a crowded digital marketplace. People are pickier, having a long list of what they do and don’t want in a partner.

Photographs can lie. Face to face, a person may look completely different. Their profile picture may be ten years old, photo-shopped, or the profile content may be completely false.

Others may judge you stating it’s an unromantic approach.

You won’t know if you have chemistry with a person without meeting them face to face. And if you do like a person, but they live in another town / country, there’s the issue of whether you can make it work, due to long distance difficulties.

Online dating can also become addictive; and you can find yourself online too much. At worse, it can be unsafe, and you may attract a person who was nothing you thought they were.

There’s always a first time for everything though, and at least you’re putting yourself out there to finding somebody. Perhaps give it a month’s trial, and see how you get on. Whatever you do decide to do, keep your wits about you, and always tell a friend before meeting a person from the Internet, the location, especially. Happy hunting!