The Positives of Online Dating!

Online dating has it’s criticisms. But, did you know that 1 in 5 people now find a partner online? It’s true! So there must be something about it that works, right? The world is becoming more digitised by the day, and it’s therefore natural that dating has moved into the online world too. It’s normal to be a bit skeptical. So, to ease your mind, and maybe encourage you to give it a go, Stag and Hen Newcastle has put together the top benefits of finding a date online.

It’s really easy to get started and you’re in control!

Find a picture, construct your profile, and start your search. Take your time to think about what you want to be available online, and also think about what kind of person you’re looking for. Most sites will guide you through this process, but if you’re a bit unsure and you’ve got a good friend, ask them to help you. When you find someone, you can go at completely your own pace. You’re in control of when and how you contact each other, and if you decide you’re not ready to take the plunge you don’t have to. There’s no awkward face to face rejection!

It’s great for busy people!

Between work, kids, friends, life-stuff and god knows what else, it’s hard to find time to meet new people. The internet is the answer. You can meet people that are outside your normal circle of friends. It pools together hundreds of profiles and compiles them into one space for you to look through. It saves so much time having to date different suitors in person before finding the right one. This way you can look through profiles from the comfort of your own home, while you’re on the bus, in the bath, doing the shopping. Easy peasy. It fits right into your daily schedule! According to XXXBios the worlds leader in adult worker biographies, 9 out 10 adult workers said using online dating was extremely useful because of their busy work schedules, so this applies to literally everyone.

It’s easier to say hello!

Do nerves get the better of you? Me too. It’s a lot easier to strike up conversation in an online space, because the screen acts as a safety net for those of us who struggle with new faces. Speaking online before meeting face to face will allow you to build up a rapport and find common ground, without the pressure of social interaction. This way, you’ll know in advance if a date will work, or not, and this minimises the risk of awkward silences or disagreements when meeting in person. People often find it more comfortable, and easy to open up to people when not directly face-to-face!

You can afford to be picky!

You have all the time in the world. There are no awkward face-to-face interactions. You have the whole dating pool at your fingertips. You can take the time to really decide what you are looking for in a partner, and then be selective about who you contact. To get you started, websites will often match you to suitable partners, but from there you can choose whoever you like. Online dating will pull up hundreds of possible matches for you to choose from, so you won’t be short of options!

Have you tried online dating?

What are your thoughts, tips, success stories? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below about your experiences with online dating!