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Online dating: Yes or No?

Online dating is not traditional but is a method people use when they are seeking a partner. Some people prefer to meet someone the traditional way and fall in love just like in many love stories. However, some people are shy and online dating would be the best option for them. Online dating is shunned because one may appear desperate and it can turn out to be a tragedy. There are many pros and cons to online dating and we are going to list them in this article.

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Pros

It is easy

Simply register on one of the online apps so you can find a potential partner. You don’t have to wait to meet your prince charming/princess in person. You can sign up and meet people looking for a serious relationship. People tend to shy away from online dating because it seems rushed and easy. It is okay to meet your husband and wife online. Technology has made it possible to fall in love over the internet.

 

You can select who you want

There will be a pool of potential partners that you can select from. You can approach the person and see if they are interested in dating you. If they are interested, then you try and get to know them before initiating the first date.

 

Variety

Some online dating sites are free and anyone can join. You can meet people from different countries or within your country. You have a large database to choose from.

 

Compatibility

You can view their profile and determine if this person is a potential partner. You are able to view details like their height, favorite hobbies, occupation, religion, and ethnicity. During the first stage of dating, you have to go through pre-screening before you determine if one is compatible. The online dating website will allow you to screen out people quickly.

 

Rejection is less severe

You can endure rejection online as compared to doing it in person. The person will not see your reaction, and you can grieve in peace. If you are a shy person then you will be more comfortable approaching someone online.

 

Cons

You can’t detect honesty

You have to accept the information given, and you cannot tell if the information is true. People can create fake profiles and lie about personal information. This is one of the reasons some people stay away from online dating.

Competition

You will have completion, especially if you use a popular online dating website. There will be other pretty girls and handsome men on the site as well. You have to compete with others so present the best version of yourself. Post the best pictures but try to remain authentic so that you attract people who like you for you. Be yourself and don’t pretend.

 

It may not be safe

You have to be very careful when dating online. Approach online dating with caution. It can be fun to meet the perfect guy but remember that the person could be an imposter. If you plan to meet someone you met online, then tell your friends and family about the person. Also, ensure that you meet in a public area and give your family and friends the location. In case something happens, they can give a report to the police.

 

Wrapping up

Online dating is easy and convenient. This is a method that people may resort to after having several failed relationships. Online dating is risky however, there are couples that met online and received their happy ending.

 

Felecia Smith

Felecia is a professional writer at Lifehabi. She possesses a B.A. in Linguistics with honors. She likes to travel, read, and explore new cultures during her leisure time. Honors in Linguistics and a minor in Sign Language and Interpreting. Participated in a Cross Campus Exchange for one semester at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

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