Online Dating Misconceptions: Debunked

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In an age where technology has infiltrated into nearly everyone lives, it is curious to see that there are still many preconceived notions surrounding online dating. Gone are the days where chat rooms were flooded with perverts looking for an naive target. Modern-age dating is bigger and better than ever before. With sites catering to just about anyone, it’s easy to see why more and more people are resorting to the web to meet their potential matches. Below, we have debunked some of the most popular myths surrounding online dating. You know, for those who are still skeptical.

1. Online Dating Is For Losers – Despite a lot of people thinking that online dating is only for those who can’t get a date in real-life, the biggest reason as to why people are turning to their computers is due to lack of time. Not only that, but having such a vast selection is making people more and more selective of who they contact. By having prospects presented to you with the click of a button, it’s easy to pick out the weeds and ensure that most of your dates won’t turn out to be huge duds. Though it still happens.

2. Everybody Lies Online – I’m sure most online daters have come across a liar at some point or another. Whether they lied about their age, or posted an old picture (minus the added 100 pounds), chances are they are lying because it’s in their nature, not because they’re online. On a side note, many people are also brutally honest in their profiles. Since online dating is commonly used by those with no time to waste, putting your personality on the spot and having prospects come to you is the best way to find the right match. If they don’t like what they see, they will go elsewhere.

3. Online Dating Is Like Shopping For People – Unlike popular belief, online dating is not just about filling out a survey and picking out your dream partner. Though I won’t deny that having that option is very exciting, at the end of the day a face-to-face meeting is still very much required. Be as picky as you’d like, but if there is no physical match or real connection, the relationship is likely not to work out. You can’t buy love, not even online.


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