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Why do more people search for love online today than ever before?

  1. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    Why do more people search for love online today than ever before?

  2. Sheila Lee profile image59
    Sheila Leeposted 6 years ago

    Because a lot of people are either too busy to meet people the "regular" way, or meeting people the "regular" way isn't working. Also, it easy to get to know someone through a computer than it is in person.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    It's easier and more comfortable to browse profiles from your bed or dinning room table. There is a chance to meet someone whom you probably never would have met any other way since you may not travel in the same circles. There's a large variety of folks.
    If you are getting older there comes a time where you don't want to stand in a long line waiting to get into some over crowded nightclub or sit in a piano lounge looking up at the door every ten minutes to see who walks in.
    Also if you are a guy you'll find more women are willing to initiate contact through a dating site with you then they would in a public place.
    Online dating also is in many ways a more "pro-active" way to meet someone. It's almost like shopping. However the number one reason is probably because people are too busy or too tired to be running around attending various events in hopes of meeting someone. They'd also rather go online than to deal with another "blind date" arranged by family or friends.

  4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 years ago

    I think people lead busy, stressful lives these days and just don't have time to get out to meet people.  Besides, in some ways meeting someone online is safer, at least in the beginning.  However, I personally would never look for love online because I wouldn't feel safe when it got to the point of actually personally meeting the individual.  There are lots of con artists and criminals online, and it's impossible to know who they really are.

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    Sarah Meadowsposted 6 years ago

    The internet is the answer to every question.


    ^Point made.

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    cgeissposted 6 years ago

    I think that people are looking for love online because they either don't have the time or the "appropriate" resources available to find people that they may be attracted to.  I live in a fairly rural area... and if I wasn't married, I'd have no idea how to meet they kind of people I'd want to meet. The bar seen comes with it's limits and it's never a good idea what to date co-workers or other colleagues. So if you are limited in how you can meet people of your similar interests, then I can understand how people turn to online dating to full fill that need.  One more thought on the subject, is that in the beginning there is a certain degree of annonimity when first searching for and even contacting the person that may be a match.  This might let a person be a little more honest in what they are looking for up front. It may be harder to do so face to face...

  7. researchpapers profile image57
    researchpapersposted 6 years ago

    Because the world moves so faster as it was and we have many websites though we know each other easily and meet our soul mate easily.

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    RRSeegerposted 6 years ago

    People want access to something that takes years of work to achieve, but they only want to spend a fraction of the time to do it. 
    Its the same concept behind fad diets.

  9. Jaedena profile image57
    Jaedenaposted 6 years ago

    People search online , because people find it easier to be in a distance relationship then in a real one. Some others don't have the time. I prefer it , because I find it less stressful and painless. Some can go wrong but not all of them. Question is , Do you plan on making it reality, and actually meeting the guy/girl you feel in love with over the Internet? But be careful with whom you choose .. They might put on a act like my ex boyfriend did. You will know when the time comes.

  10. lupine profile image72
    lupineposted 6 years ago

    That's where people are at these days...online. It's e-love. More can be said online sometimes than in person.

  11. stricktlydating profile image81
    stricktlydatingposted 6 years ago

    Mostly out of convenience.  They have the opportunity to potentially meet more people than they otherwise would in everyday life.

    1. Darren Owens profile image60
      Darren Owensposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You make a good point, because that's how I felt when I signed up for online dating. I had the opportunity to meet so many more people online. I signed up because there was nobody I was really interested in dating in my circle of friends.

  12. brakel2 profile image80
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    It is more difficult to meet people today. People of all ages used to go to the bars at hotels and restaurants to meet others. That has become dangerous. More divorced people are out there now. Those two reasons may have contributed to the increase in online dating interest. Almost all single people I know use dating sites

  13. deancortez044 profile image30
    deancortez044posted 6 years ago

    Because internet made people stuck on their couch, surf all day, and chat all day.  Few people are interacting in the real world. Cyber age as they call it.

  14. Darren Owens profile image60
    Darren Owensposted 4 years ago

    Before, there was no online dating sites! Now there is. When I first heard of online dating, I thought to myself I would have to be desperate to sign up, and thought most people on there are probably not normal. That's not the case at all. I met a lot of wonderful women, and surprisingly  found people who I already knew on there. I was able to get a lot of dating experience, reconnect with women i already knew and I ended up meeting my wife on one of the sites. It was a great experience for me, and I know a lot of other people who have had good experiences as well. Word of mouth, and curiosity have a lot to do with people trying to find love online. It wasn't even an option 20 years ago.