Why Internet Dating Works

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The first time that I thought about Internet dating, I was being ushered into signing up by a friend who had in her words ‘toured around the online dating sites’ and managed to ensnare one or two suitable candidates en-route. She had reliably informed me that you could have great fun and meet some gorgeous others and I would be overwhelmed by the long list of unforgettable men. Reluctantly persuaded to have a look,  my first thought as the dating site of my choice loaded onto my screen, was that it resembled a digital cattle market, men photographed in a variety of rugged ways, shirts open, bare chested, rippling muscles and some of the women who were scantily clad and flaunting their wares to say the least.

What was I thinking of? This wasn’t really the way I wanted to find my perfect partner, if there is such a thing. Surely the people who have to resort to Internet dating, were no hopers, people who couldn’t excel at flirting in the real world? But then I thought about the long hours I was working and how since my marital break-up, my circle of friends was so much more limited, I realised that others were in the same position. Starting life over, trying to get back into single life whole-heartedly, whilst being scared to death of experiencing the same heart-break all over again. If they were no-hopers, then that made me the same. It was a sobering thought.

But this is why Internet dating works. Okay, it’s an odd and impersonal medium but actually that’s the attraction and best of all, you really can take it at your own pace and be in control of your own destiny. If you’re a little nervous about taking the dating plunge as I was, then it’s good for you to know that you don’t have to rush headlong into meeting up, you can take a little bit of time to decide whether you do actually wish to take that next step.

One thing that I did discover is the importance of filling in your profile properly. Too many people don’t take the time to really sell themselves and that after all is what you have to do. Having that mindset at the start will help you to list your virtues and not feel awkward or self-conscious about doing so and if you don’t know how great you are, how on earth is someone else going to just from reading that first little bit of blurb?

Internet dating allows you the great opportunity of meeting people who might never typically be in your social network, your paths would never probably cross in your day to day lives and yet this is such an exciting element. You could be meeting a Doctor one evening and a sculptor the next, your conversations will be so far removed that it will stretch  your mind and help you to become more worldly and experienced.

Internet dating caters for pretty much everyone’s needs. There are dating sites that are for newly divorced people, dating sites for millionaires, dating sites for religious people and a multitude of others, so there will definitely be one that matches your needs.  All you need to do is find the one that suits you.

If you enter the dating arena with the right frame of mind and a willingness to just enjoy the experience and to embrace each dating experience for what it is, you will soon realise the many benefits that Internet dating has to offer.  If you wanted, you could be meeting someone new every night and really maximising your chances of meeting someone special but it might be worth your thinking in terms of socialising as opposed to meeting the person of your dreams. If that sounds a bit gloomy, it’s not meant to. Having participated in online dating and having thoroughly enjoyed the experience,  I think it’s far better to look for the good and the potential in everyone that you meet and not compare them to others.  Or hope that on your very first date you will stumble across your soul mate. You will know if you are truly compatible with that person and whether there is any potential spark but you will also know whether you just enjoy the company of your date and are loving the whole Internet dating experience.


 

About Pamela Page

Hi, I'm Pamela and I'm so excited to talk to you about your love life. I've had some really amazing and extremely horrible luck with online dating, so I figure I'd share my experience with the world. Remember to download my Free Online Dating Guide!

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