Let me tell you, it has been an interesting ride to say the least. Consider these statistics: In 2010, 17% of people who got married met on an online dating site.
One in five singles have dated someone who they met on a dating website.
Pro: Dating sites have entered the events business giving you more choices to meet in person, without the pressure.
Con: You’re not really sure if someone is interested in you romantically at a group event.
Con: It can become addicting to some, who never meet offline or are looking for the next pretty face. Pro: Many sites provide matching tools and send you emails of suggested matches to make it easier for you to view potential dates.
In my first few weeks of trying out online dating, I discovered plenty of benefits of getting involved. Convenience As soon as you finish signing up on a site, if you’re ready to get active, you can literally view the profiles of hundreds of potential matches all in one evening.If you’re about to head into the world of online dating, you’ll want to know what you’re in for.I’ll start with a brief overview of how it works before I get into the pros and cons and then offer a few pointers. If you’re using one of the popular free sites, you’ll start by entering some personal data, from height and maybe weight to race and religion.Pro: It’s pre-dating, without the pressure of wondering if you’re date’s profile is accurate.Con: Singles may feel shy and not ask someone out for an official date.