Technology and Online Dating

Technology and Online Dating

The evolution of technology has impacted all aspects of our lives and that includes how we date.  Once we used to only date people we met through friends, school or work.  There was also the bar scene but that quickly got tiresome.  You had to spend time together and try and figure out if there was any interest and then decide if it was worth it.  Today everything is different, now we rely on online dating sites to help us to meet new people.

What’s So Special about a Dating Site?

A couple of things make dating sites special, first it allows you to meet people you wouldn’t necessarily come into contact with in your everyday life.  There are tons of different dating sites catering to a wide variety of different demographics.  Some site allow you to join for free while others have a lengthy screening process and charge a hefty fee to use their site.

All dating site whether free or premium has the same purpose, to help you meet new people.  You get to shortcut all of the “getting to know you” part and go directly to people who share your interests.  You can browse through other profiles to find the people who share your interests and that you have common ground with and then connect with them.  If there is a spark then you can move on to meeting up in the real world.  No more boring bad dates only to find you have no chemistry at all.  Here is a closer look at how they work.

Being Anonymous

Initially there is a degree of anonymity to online dating, the last thing you want to do is put your personal information out there.  Never give out your address, phone number or anything else to someone you met online.  Keep a layer of protection between yourself and others until you have met and established some trust.  No matter how many times you chat with someone online they are still a stranger to you until you meet in person.  Always meet in a public place the first couple of times until you are completely comfortable.

If you haven’t jumped on the online dating bandwagon yet then you should consider giving it a try.  You have nothing to lose but some time and everything to gain if you find the right person. Find the right site and sign up today!

Online Dating After a Divorce

Online Dating After a Divorce

Nothing puts you through the emotional wringer quite like a divorce does.  It doesn’t matter how long you have been married or how old you are when you decide it is time to step back into the dating game it can be challenging to say the least.  Most of your friends are still married so meeting people through friends isn’t always an option.  Many are opting to choose online dating instead.

Getting Back in the Game

It doesn’t matter if it has been a couple of years or a couple of decades since the last time that you went on a date the easiest way to meet people is through a dating site.  You may be skeptical about using a dating app or site but the truth is they work for lots of people. You can also enlist the help of a dating coach, they can help you to screen potential matches that you might want to meet.  You can also browse through profiles to see what interests you.  Don’t worry if you chat a bit with someone and decide that they aren’t a good fit, that happens with online dating.

Your Options

There are plenty of options when it comes to finding a dating site.  There are sites that cater to different cultures, ages, religions, political affiliations and to post divorce singles.  Just because you have been divorced doesn’t mean that you have to pick a site catering to divorced people, there could be other factors that are more important to you.  Once you sign up to a site that you have chosen you will have to fill out your profile and indicate what you are looking for, be completely honest here just as you would expect from someone that you would want to contact.

Chatting With Matches

It doesn’t matter if you approach someone on your own or a dating coach has done the work for you, once you start communicating with someone be upfront about your situation and what you expect from online dating.   You don’t have to tell your entire life story but if someone asks about your marital status then tell the truth.  Don’t worry if the first match or even the first couple of matches don’t work out, that is part and parcel of online dating.  Just have fun with it, someone may not turn out to be a romantic match but you can part ways on good terms.