Relationships are a funny old thing. Sometimes we want one more than anything, other times we don’t even want to think about one! There’s a high chance that at some point in your life, you’re going to be in a relationship. For a lot of people, finding that perfect someone can be a matter of hanging out at the local bar waiting for Mr/Mrs Right. But for others, that type of life can be hard. Going out and trying to start conversations can feel like a struggle to you. A lot of people are turning to online dating as a way of finding true love. Some people are still a bit wary of online dating and aren’t sure if it’s for them. Hopefully, by seeing some of the pros and cons, you can decide if it’s right for you.
Online dating can be much more comfortable for you, particularly if you’re shy. You can chat with someone online and get to know them, without the awkward small talk you usually get at a bar.
Easy To Reject Advances
There’s nothing worse, or more intimidating, than that creepy person who won’t leave you alone. You know the type. They offer to buy you a drink all night and keep hanging around trying to chat you up. Sometimes it can be hard for them to get the message, even if you lay it out loud and clear. With online dating, you can easily reject any unwanted advances, it’s quick and easy.
Take Your Time
You can take as much time as you want, online dating, without feeling any pressure. When you meet up with someone in real life, the more you see them, the more you feel pressured into advancing your relationship. Online dating lets you spend time getting to know one another, no matter how long it takes.
Not the fish, the term coined by popular TV Show Catfish. It refers to people who claim to look or claim to be a certain way online, but then in reality they look completely different. You could think you’re talking to an attractive, young, athletic person then it turns out they’re 60 years old and overweight. Now I’m not saying looks are everything people! But, it’s not good when you’re tricked into thinking someone is something they aren’t. Sometimes it isn't even the person you thought you were talking to!
Not everyone tells the truth online. Things could get serious and you agree to meet someone. Before you meet up, you might ask them a simple question about their sexual health. You know, just to be safe. They could claim they’ve been tested recently, and everything’s OK. You meet up, have a few drinks and one thing leads to another. The next thing you know, you’re down at an STD testing centre the morning after, with a worried-looking doctor in front of you.
Online dating sites cost money for you to use. You can get free trials, but after that limited time, you’ll have to pay a fee. It can put a lot of people off because no one wants to pay to find love. Especially when dating in real life is essentially free.
There are both pros and cons to online dating that make it an interesting topic. There’s nothing wrong with dating online, don’t think there’s a problem with it. We often think of online dating as a ‘last resort’, but it can just be a helpful alternative for some. This article can help you decide if online dating is right for you.