Reading Below "Online dating works because more marriages started online" is a big fat misnomer. Continue Reading Below, while on the phone with my grandpa, my date made a call. Online profiles are missing vital information you can only glean in person (Finkel., 2012 so it can be difficult to know if youre really compatible with someone based solely on what they have shared on a dating site. Lets start with what dating sites can do for you. For more from Talia, check out 4 Harsh Realities About Working at a Thrift Store. News flash: Most people want to find love!
Online dating is not terrible, but dont let people convince you that if you are single you should be online. Despite what people might say, online dating isnt for everyone and its not going to be every single and thirty-something womans fairytale. Online dating makes this process a little easier because lets face it the right time is now. The next step of finding the right person is a matter of understanding who that right person. The person you want to date is probably dating online because over 40 million people, in the US alone, are.
But this can also lead you to pass up on potential dates because with all those options, you can't help but think, "There must be someone better out there." Online dating sites can thus foster an attitude in which potential mates are objectified like products. It was genuine to how I looked in real life at the time. There's pressure for things to turn romantic quickly. As mentioned earlier, those who are introverted or shy may find online dating more palatable than other ways of looking for love. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 (25. .