Obviously if one is interested in a people search through a wide population of people for dates and one can find that wide population with speed and accuracy, and a minimum of expense, one will most likely gravitate towards those areas where one can find this population. Furthermore, if one could be assured anonymous searching, a certain privacy to communications and ultimately the ability to accept or reject potential partners without ever having to reject or accept them face-to-face, one would also find this ability to be an advantage.
Because on-line dating allows the single guy or girl all these advantages and more, on-line dating has become so every popular. In fact, in some cases, on-line dating is the only way single people date.
There is no denying how popular on-line hook-ups have become. Championed in T.V. advertising, banner linked from sites not even about dating, legitimatized by the sheer number of couples who have met and fallen in love because of it, the on-line dating world is really the only way some people meet these days and the only way they’d ever be comfortable meeting. Eschewing old modes of behavior, the net has become, for many of us, our new social world.
But there are disadvantages to on-line dating.
For one, what seems so nifty and neat an idea, being able to cull through hopefuls in online dating profiles and looking at posted pictures, is a static way of doing things. Meeting someone face-to-face for the first time one can almost instantly tell if a person’s laugh, the way there eyes sparkle, a smile, even if there body is to one’s liking. All manner of comments made, sarcasms offered, even a little naughty flirting would be lost in an email where they will never be in a conversation. And for some men and women, rifling through a stable of hopefuls that seem to jibe with one’s profile is just too scientific and sterile a process to garner any romantic feeling.
And dating people one only finds off online might be as restrictive as only dating people one finds in a club or at the grocery store.
Single people do well not to have a type, less they miss someone not seemingly their type who might indeed be perfect for them. And single people might do well to not restrict themselves to looking for their potential mate in only one way.