I’ve never been one to hang out at bars, so I decided to give online dating a whirl.
Let me tell you, it has been an interesting ride to say the least. Consider these statistics: In 2010, 17% of people who got married met on an online dating site.
Companies have also started to emphasize the value of not trusting anyone immediately.
There are still victims of the negative aspects of online dating, but there are many more who have received positive results in their lives because of it.
I think people are hoping for a “meet cute” story, something Woody Allen or Nora Ephron would have cooked up, with a dash of the Food Network thrown in.
But when I tell them the truth—and I always tell the truth about it—this mix of surprise and disappointment crosses their faces, right before they blurt out: “Really? There’s no sense of shame or failure on our part, no completely fabricated story about how we got together.
There are those who were more inclined to bullying others because of the anonymity dating apps offered. Fortunately, a new generation decided to develop a more secure approach to online dating.
Greater security measures are now taken to ensure privacy.
Every year, more and more developers are releasing different kinds of dating applications, in order to cater to the needs of the masses.
Organic dating is still prominent worldwide, but online dating is starting to pick up the pace, especially with the younger generation.
Some who are not privy to the workings of online dating are reluctant to try it because of security reasons and a general assumption that people you meet online aren’t as genuine as people you meet in person. When online dating was first introduced, most of the users were actually sincere about their intentions of finding a person to fall in love with online.
January is a huge month for online dating websites, with Ok Cupid seeing a 30% rise in membership, How About We seeing 40%, and seeing a rise of 55% on January 2nd alone last year.
Whether you're looking to hook-up or mate for life, there is a website out there that fits your lifestyle.