|Talk of allure. Online dating, or internet dating, has attracted
millions of people worldwide in just a few years of existence.
What's the magic or power behind the phenomenal pull?
If 40 million plus people are doing it, then something is right.
So, what draws people to online dating in such vast numbers?
Well, here are a few benefits and advantages of online dating
over traditional dating:
1. Volume: Perhaps the foremost advantage is the almost
limitless supply of people online, all with one common goal: to
find a date. The huge numbers of available singles improve the
odds of meeting the Mr. or Miss/Ms. Right. And, there are always
fresh "supplies" as new people continue to join dating sites.
2. No guessing (in most cases) as to whether the other person is
available or not, as they wouldn't be on a dating site if they
3. Wide net: Online dating offers you the opportunity contact
multiple prospects at the same time. After exchanging emails
and/or phone calls you can determine which if any is worth
keeping. If none, just continue your search.
4. Online dating eliminates the awkwardness of first
introductions. The first encounter is always the hardest for
most people, and getting over it makes the rest of the dating
experience much easier.
5. Speed: Online dating is designed towards a fast and efficient
initial contact. Once the contact has been made, you can slow
things slowed down to find out if you have a match.
6. Convenience: For people who are busy, prospecting online is
the way to go. It is open 24/7 and you can also spend the amount
of time that is convenient to you.
7. Privacy: You can exchange emails and/or phone calls until you
are comfortable enough to reveal more, or to meet in person.
8. Web video chat and conferencing option allows you to see and
talk to the other person, making it an almost personal
interaction. Sorry, there's not yet a way to touch or smell the
other person through a modem (wink).
9. You already know, to a reasonable degree, what your
prospective date looks like as well as his/her age, height,
education etc. Compare this to blind dating.
10. Low Cost: The cost of internet dating is far less than
traditional dating which usually involves coffee outings,
dinners, movies etc.
If you haven't yet tried online dating, aka internet dating, you
should at least give it a try. Most of the reputable dating
sites offer free trials. Who knows, the right person could be
waiting for you right now!
About the author:
David Kamau is the owner of http://b-ma-friend.com, which
specializes in online dating reviews and updates as well as
tips, resources and advice. Visit his site now and find out
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