Both my job revolves around customer service so I meet and talk with new people literately every day almost but at the same time I like to just be able to relax and do the same thing online to, plus you know there are some pretty great people on the web to that you would have never met otherwise so I see the benefits in both.
Though obviously the online dating thing wouldn't always be online you'd want to take steps to turn it into an actual online relationship.
Like accomplice said, most think online dating is an alternative to meeting someone in person, when in fact it's just a tool to allow for the opportunity to meet a person who could be a potential match. It's not that easy to just bump into a person somewhere in public and end up with them. I'm a grad student. My very small class of 6 students is all female. Between doing homework, internship, and just normal living activities like maintaining my apartment, I don't have time to meet people out and about. The place I'll most likely end up working after my degree has few male employees in the departments where I'd apply. Online is really the only way for me to find someone when I even have that time available.
I like connecting online first but then meeting up. Like it's nice to use online as a method for getting the awkward small talk out of the way, so that way you kinda know each other enough already that you have topics to discuss and connect on when you meet.
Both. But (one at a time obviously)... Online is definitely hard though. especially if there's distance.. It wears you down. but its bizarre the things you learn about a person online rather than in person.. Even personality wise.. Its rather shocking.. In a good way of course.😊 But it is hard.. There are certainly pluses and minuses