12 Pros and Cons of Online Dating ...


12 Pros and Cons of Online Dating ...
12 Pros and Cons of Online Dating ...

Online dating is not a taboo subject anymore and people seem to take it more seriously than a few years ago. We are starting to accept online dating more and more as a genuine way to meet someone. Still, even now, many people do not take it seriously and ask themselves if it can work at all. Trust me: it can work. I have been dating someone online about seven years ago. It was a great experience at the time and we are happily married for more than 4 years now.

Like any controversial thing, <a title="10 Major Rules for Successful Online Dating …" href="https://allwomenstalk.com/10-major-rules-for-successful-online-dating-2/">online dating has many pros and many cons. Here is the way I see it.

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Saves Time

you can meet lots of people in relatively short time


Focused Search

You can “screen out” the people you definitely are not interested in, based on the information available online


You Get to Know a Person Better in a Shorter Time

The other way around is also true, people tend to talk more openly when they are protected by anonymity


Attraction is More Based on Who You Are than Looks

... this also goes both ways


A Rejection Affects You Less

... than when that happens “face to face”


It is Safe in One Way

You do not need to reveal your name, address and other personal information

Cons of online dating on the next page ...


Not Safe in Other Ways

you don’t know who is really behind a profile; unfortunately there are still lots of creeps out there who pretend to be someone else online just to have some fun or worse


It Can Be Hard to Keep on

you miss out on the real dating process, going out, meeting, seeing and touching each other in real


Others Don’t Take You Seriously

there is a big chance that your family and friends will not approve and/or understand when you are dating someone online


You Need to Be Willing to Relocate

... in case you fall for someone who lives far away; eventually one of the two has to move to make it work



you can end up spending many hours a day in front of your computer doing nothing else than looking for a date



if your search is not limited to free dating sites, it can become pricy in time

No one says finding someone is easy. However, internet offers so much more opportunities to meet someone… As long as you play it safe. Online dating experiences can be very different, some great, some not.

But isn’t that the case with real life dating as well?

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Interesting comments. From a mans perspective ( which I am!), and having been on and off online dating for nine years, when and if you find your "Twin Flame" is like winning the lottery; but much more rewarding in the reality of life. Money may bring you all you need in materialistic treasures and a new lifestyle, but finding the true love of your life has rewards that money cannot buy. A year ago, I met this woman that truly reflects the kind of woman that I was searching for. I was not unrealistic with my expectations or anticipations, and realized that perfection doesnot exist no matter who I would meet. There are pro's and con's with any internet dating site, and unfortunetly there are way to many game players; people who are not serious; people who find it as a means of personal entertainment, people who are lonely and looking for someone to talk to; people who misrepresent themselves, etc. I can contest that with patience, perserverance and a positive attitude towards meeting someone can be a rewarding experience. Just be smart, be realistic, be positive and take your time.

I got marry with someone that I met on line. It was fun to read "the reasons". We Could add much more, maybe talking about what you figured out after marriege, like Cons * you just truly know his familiy after marriage. *you didn't know that he had intestinal problems and spents feet and feet of toilet paper. * He snors *hahahaha just joking ) ... but the family thing , is true ,and maybe can be a huge problem!

I have been in the High Tech world for many years and I know from experience that people are not the same online as they are in person. How many times has an email been taken out of context? They are words and often times the person reading the words will read it in their state of mind. So, if that person is stressed or upset, that is how your words will read to them. I know a person personally that went online found a woman, started talking about marriage, acted like he was an involved Single dad, even took her to meet his Sister. When in reality, he hops from job to job, borrows money from people and doesn't repay, doesn't have a drivers license because he won't pay his traffic tickets, he doesn't support his kid and his kid lives with his friends, and he isn't that close to his Sister. He broke that poor woman's heart after borrowing money from her and disappearing! I met that poor woman once and she is a sweet successful woman that did not deserve that! If you go the Online dating route - keep your guard up and do some research before you end up like this poor lady - with a broken heart and an empty wallet. Anyone can be whatever they want to be online - there are a lot of dis honest people in this world - why would you ever think everyone is honest online? In fact, it's easier to lie online. The odds of finding a real great person is about as good as you walking down the street, or shopping at the grocery store.

Great article! I can relate to the number one con you have on here. I have met 2 girls from some online dating sites who turned out to be something else. its good to take enough time to know someone after meeting them online before going any deeper.

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