I've never had a problem with online dating, but I'm just curious of what others think of it and why. Do you guys think it's fine or is it completely out of the option for you personally. A lot of people say that online dating isn't a real relationship at all, and I've had some tell me that it is if you've built a relationship with that person. What are your guys opinions?
Most Helpful Guy
I was firmly against it for years. I was lonely throughout my teenage years and into my early 20's, and I refused to resort to a website to find a date. It seemed like something desperate people do. Boy was I wrong! I was 22 and had finally given college a shot. I was a virgin, and had almost no dating experience. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to make friends, and possibly meet girls. When it wasn't really working out, I finally gave up and tried a few dating websites.
I immediately became hooked on it. I didn't have much success at first, but I eventually started having some pretty solid conversations with women who were surprisingly attractive. I knew the people on there were just as real as those you would meet in person. It was just easier to approach people, and you could often tell before you even met the person whether or not you'd get along pretty well. A fluid conversation online was a good sign. You could then exchange phone numbers and speak to each other, do video chat, or just meet in person and see how it goes.
My dating life took off very quickly. I had a short term relationship, several hookups, and eventually a long term relationship. It happened quickly and easily. I'd definitely recommend online dating to people who aren't comfortable going to parties or bars. Everyone is online nowadays, so why not go where the people are?
If we're talking about long distance relationships with people you meet online, that can be iffy. You have to be very open and honest, and engage in more communication than just messages on a website. You'd have to call and talk to each other, maybe do video chat. Very frequent contact would be required to make it work. I do believe that for some people, it could work.
Online dating makes it possible to meet people who you would never cross paths with otherwise. Who knows, your "soulmate" could just be on the other side of town. You wouldn't want to miss out on an opportunity to meet them, would you? Your chances increase with the use of dating websites and apps.0
Most Helpful Girl
Helps you make your chances of finding the right person higher. If you only look at people in your home town. Your going to have a hard time finding a good match.0