I support online dating services because it’s the way of the future. The rules of engagement may be different but ultimately dating is dating.
You meet some quality people, some liars, and some people that share your outlook on life and others who do not.
It’s not where you meet but whom you meet that counts.
1. It’s easy and convenient to utilize online dating.
2. If you’re too busy to be attending social events where people meet in a traditional sense online dating offers you the opportunity to meet people you may have never been able to connect with.
3. If you’re shy by nature online dating will allow you to approach people you may have been too intimidated to approach in person. Simply by posting a profile and photo you’re also putting yourself out there to be contacted
4. If you are a man it can be more cost effective to get to know multiple prospective partners without incurring the expense of paying for multiple first dates.
5. If you’re a woman it’s easier to reject or ignore an unwanted advance from a man online than in person. You can also consider multiple men for dating.
6. You can manage the process of getting to know someone better through emails and chats through the online dating service without giving out your personal email address and phone number. You can “screen” a person for as long as it takes for you to feel comfortable with giving them your phone number or arranging to meet in person.
If at some point you think this person is not right for you then you may block them from your profile.
1. It’s easier to lie and cheat online.
However being online does not “create liars and cheaters”.
They were already inclined to be that way and are just using online dating as a tool.
2. Some people are more attractive online than in person
I’m not just talking about in a physical sense but from a chemistry point of view.
They’re better writers than talkers and the voice we’ve created in our heads don’t match their actual voice.
3. Online dating can become addicting.
Some people have a hard time letting go of the attention, email alerts, and the “friends” they’ve made prior to meeting “the one”.
Ideally you’d want a partner to close their online account and have them tell all prior prospects to discontinue contacting them because they are in a relationship with you.
However some people insists on maintaining “friendships” with people they've met.