Pros and Cons of Internet Dating
If you have done plenty of traditional dating and have not found the partner you are seeking, you might want to look to Internet dating as a viable alternative to traditional dating. There are both pros and cons to Internet dating (also known as online dating). Some people are more advocates of one than the other. There is no reason that you cannot try both to see which one brings you more success. It is exciting and fun to meet new people by way of the Internet and it can be challenging as well. Let’s look at both the pros and the cons of dating using the Internet as the medium for initial contact and communication.
- Internet dating affords a tremendous amount of options to people looking for love. In school you met plenty of members of the opposite sex and online dating is probably the only other time in your life that you will be able to connect with so many other eligible singles.
- In most cases Internet dating sites are relatively inexpensive so you will not break your budget.
- Online profiles can give plenty of insight into an individual’s personality, background, hobbies, likes and dislikes, dreams, goals and so on. The more you know the better equip you are to decide if this is a person you wish to get to know or not.
- Regardless of your background and personality there is almost guaranteed to be people out there who want to get to know you.
- Internet dating is a safe and secure way to meet others as long as you use your instincts and plenty of common sense.
- Meeting a person online gives you the opportunity to exchange e-mails with the person and get to know them at a gradual pace and this helps to melt away some of the awkwardness and insecurity that is often evident on first dates that evolve from traditional dating.
- Some people are not honest about themselves and Internet dating sites can sometimes attract perverts, weirdos or creeps (especially the free sites). Profiles can be false or partially false as some people attempt to make themselves sound as appealing to others and take it too extremes. Go with the old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is” and move on!
- Internet dating starts out as typing so you do not automatically know what the person you are e-mailing looks like or is like personally.
- Some Internet dating sites charge far too much money and some will not allow you to view the profiles of other people until you become a member and pay the fees.
- Exchanging photos is important but you do not always get what you see. Some people post photos of them from many years ago and some people do not have photos of themselves that are very flattering. Some people are simply not photogenic. Photos do not always tell the truth. Realize that some people are more appealing in person than their photo implies and vice versa.