Dating is already complicated, but apps and websites make it easier to find love.
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  • Dating can be a stressful task. Hair, clothes, body posture, eye contact, awkward silence and much more can make or break a first interaction.

However, within the last 20 years, the dating scene has changed from face-to-face, to screen-to-screen — then face.

Millennials have the highest demographic for dating sites and apps, yet a stigma still remains toward users of being desperate and unable to meet people in everyday life. Having a demanding work schedule or being a student can interfere with time overall, making relationships the last thing on your mind. Online dating platforms have since become a savior in that it offers advantages over the conventional way of dating.  

  1. Convenient

    Whether it’s in the palm of your hand or at your fingertips, the world of singles seeking relationships is right in front of you. At any time, these sites provide access to users within your geographical range. For those traveling, location can be altered.

  2. Everyone is looking for someone, too

    Approaching someone you like is difficult, even embarrassing, when you don’t know if they’re interested, too. But with these apps, everyone is looking, meaning the probability both paired users liking each other is greater. Having a community of people with the same relationship status as you? Priceless.

  3. Compatibility makes it easier

    Questionnaires when building your profile are meant to be answered honestly to ensure accurate matching. Everyone you’ll be connected to will share similar passions and desires, saving time and energy by eliminating the bad ones for you.

  4. Ton of matches

    If one doesn’t work out, it’s fine to be on to the next. With a variety of interests, you’ll never run out of options.

  5. Get to know them before actually meeting

    The biggest plus to online dating is that you’re allowed to get to know them before you decide on meeting in person. Having an established relationship prior to the first date can be beneficial, especially when it comes to conversation topics and mood.

Takeaway

Using a dating site or app is nothing to be ashamed of. Match.com has close to 23.5 million users since its launch in 1995, and 17 percent of U.S. marriages in 2016 began from dating profiles. If you’re struggling to find the perfect partner, the internet can be a perfect tool in aiding your search.  

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Posted 07.26.2017 - 11:31 am EDT