Are Dating Sites a Waste of Time?

Online dating has been a nightmare for some singles, and a savior for others. The truth is, just like most things in the world, online dating has its own advantages and disadvantages. But is it all a waste of time? Let’s see…

First of all, online dating reduces competition: wherever you are (neighborhood, school, church, etc.), there’re other singles who may be interested in the single man or woman you’re interested in. Some even have the advantage of being younger, older, thinner, richer, or trendier than you. With online dating, you don’t have to be the richest, or the coolest in order to win a partner; you’re part of a much larger pool of daters and it’s easier and faster to find your ideal partner.

Secondly, if you work long hours and have children to take care of, the thought of going to bars and clubs at night might make you tired. You might limit your dating, or your search for dates to weekends. However, with online dating you can spend 20 to 30 minutes daily browsing profiles, sending and replying emails from potential partners. You don’t need to dress up, spend money and precious weekend time on dozens of dates before finding someone you like. You can sit from the comfort of your home and spend a few minutes connecting with potential partners.

Furthermore, if you don’t live in a densely populated city, there are fewer places to go and meet singles, still, you don’t want to travel long distances searching for a suitable partner. Online dating brings together many singles in your area and maybe beyond, taking less time, energy and money to meet them.

Moreover, online dating gives singles a long list of potential partners in minutes, and you can get acquainted without ever going out. You get to know a lot about someone before you even send them your first message. Not forgetting you can search for people based on shared interests and values, saving precious time.

Indeed, if you want online dating to save you even much more time, decide what you want and stick to it. Brainstorm first with a long list of what you want in a partner, then pick only the most important ones you won’t marry someone without. Let it guide you as you browse profiles but don’t take this too far.

Finally, it is important to remember that online dating is best used as a resource to meet singles for eventual face-to-face dating. Keeping that in mind can save you from getting stuck on the drawbacks and limitations of dating online.

We wish you the very best in your online dating experience.