After using online dating for a number of years, mainly POF, OkCupid, and now Tinder, it seems like almost everyone is using online dating to meet for relationships, dates, hookups etc. I remember when I first used it and most people frowned on it but when you're busy and don't have that many opportunities to meet girls or guys, it does help increase your chances without having to wait in person for a possible match. That being said there are a lot of pros and a lot of cons. Here are mine.
-You can meet a lot of people you wouldn't have met otherwise, even if it's in your own town or close by.
-It's easier to find people with common interests, making it a good conversation starter.
-Lots of opportunities. Sometimes it takes a lot of rejection to get a date.
-It's free for the most part.
-Rejection isn't a big deal as it's from behind a computer.
-You can change your pictures and profiles to make better first impressions.
-When you have the date, you know why you're both there. You obviously have some attraction to each other.
-You're dealing with even more competition than in real life dating. Yes I multi date but that's because you can only imagine your date is talking/dating others.
-A handful of people use misleading pictures. While appearance isn't everything, there's a difference between looking your best and making yourself look totally different to lure people in. If I had a dollar for every time a girl hid that she was fat until i met her in person, I'd be rich. Not that I'm fat shaming but if you're fat then don't hide it. Same goes for guys.
-Lots of timewasters such as girls just on there for attention or ego boosts. You'll talk to them for awhile and then when you ask them out they're like I don't wanna meet people off the internet or they just don't respond.
-It kinda forces the idea of a relationship. Onli
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I have dated a few women online and to be fair there have been some pretty great women on there. I guess it is just hard for me to meet women because my life tends to be a little bit busy. Lets just say that it is very hit and miss. Also you might click on a profile of someone you are very interested in and everything seems great until you realize that they live like an hour away. I don't really know about you but if I am dating someone, I really don't want to drive an hour to go on a date then drive an hour back. Also as a warning to anyone not experienced in online dating, there are a lot of scammers on there. I am not talking simply of people with deceiving photo's. Yes those are annoying but not nearly as annoying as the fake people who will pretend to be a girlfriend then try to lure you into giving away personal info or they try to sign you up for some scam social media site just to get your credit card.0