5 Reasons Online Dating Is The Best Ever

by Christine Schoenwald

If you're looking for love, marriage, or even just someone to hang out with, I think online dating is a strong choice when it comes to finding potential partners. With more and more studies showing that online dating works, many people consider it a crucial part of their dating plan. Whether it leads to friendship, dating or more, online dating can help you, even if it's just to clarify exactly what it is you want in a soul mate. Since Tinder and other offline dating apps have the reputation of being more about hooking up than emotionally connecting, online dating can offer singles something more substantial than just casual sex. In fact, online dating is one of the best options around for finding that love match.

I met my boyfriend online, and have many friends who met their partners from online dating as well. Although Kirsten Milliken of the PopPeacock Blog, didn't meet her boyfriend Charles online (they met through mutual friends,) she has no regrets about the extensive online dating she did before meeting Charles.

"I started online dating because originally, I was working long hours and thought this would be an easier way to get past the part where I have to go out to meet the potential dates.Then it just became like a fantastic catalog of possibilities."

Here are five reasons why deciding to do online dating is the smartest decision you can make:

1. You Meet A Larger Variety Of People Through Online Dating.

Online dating websites give you the opportunity to meet people you might not normally meet because of location. You can meet people outside of your social circle, and outside of your geographic area. You'll meet more people so you can truly learn what it is that you are looking for in a date, or a significant other. You can search the world for that special someone without leaving your apartment or even taking a shower.

2. Online Dating Is Fast, Easy, and Convenient.

Online dating is ready when you are, and available 24-hours a day. Many sites provide you with the tools you’ll need to help you filter out the non-compatible, screen potential dates, and help you to connect with people on a deeper level.

3. There Are No strings, No Fear Of Commitment, And Less Pressure With Online Dating.

People can hold back their feelings or thoughts in person because they feel nervous or shy and want to make a good impression. By getting to know someone online before meeting face-to-face, you can be yourself without fear of embarrassment. Be the real you, if you aren't what your potential partner is looking for, then it's better for them to find out before some sort of connection has been made.

4. You Don't Have To Break The Bank Trying To Find Love Because Many Online Dating Sites Are Free.

Matchmakers can be expensive, online dating helps you control who you meet, without having to spend thousands of dollars. Real time dates can also cost a lot of cash, especially if you're on a quest to find that someone special. Online dating can cut down on the sucky dates and save you money.

5. You Can Find Someone Who Shares The Same Interests, Values, And Sense Of Humor That You Do, And You Can Have A Good Time Doing It.

You can get to know a person pretty well from their profile, emails and instant messages. Sometimes people lie about their age, weight, height, income and unfortunately their marital status. But over time you will develop a gift at being able to decipher the red flags as well as the lies. As Milliken says," I had a lot of fun experiences and am glad that I have some really good stories."

Online dating can be a great way to meet that special someone, and sometimes the person that you learn the most about, is yourself.

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