Lots of people come to us wondering if they should be doing online dating or traditional dating (e.g., getting set up or meeting someone while out and about). But, as with everything else in life, there are some moments of online and traditional dating that are great — and then there are moments that are a pain in the ass.
Here are 12 pros and cons of using a dating site as well as trying to meet someone offline.
Online Dating | Traditional Dating Let’s start with the good news, shall we?
Online dating has been around since the ’90s, and it’s only getting better and better as the years go on.
If you’re not a fan of one site, just cancel your membership and move on to the next — at no risk to your bank account!
When you’re out at a bar, club, party, or any other social gathering, there are probably 50 to 100 people there, right? When you’re on a dating site, there are millions of people, and, for the most part, you know they’re all single.
The beauty of dating websites is they have things like in-depth profiles, extensive search features, and advanced matching algorithms that help you sort through all of these people and allow you to be as specific or as broad about your needs as you want.
Research conducted by Statistic Brain says one in five relationships begin online and almost the same number of marriages do. For more incredible statistics about online dating’s success rates, you can check out our article.
We won’t lie — online dating does have some cons to it.
However, we believe the good outweighs the bad, especially if you know how to make the most of it and stay safe.