Times are changing for the better. People can find love in many more ways than they did in the past. Online dating is not just a reality, but commonplace. You can meet your Mr. / Mrs. Right sitting at your desk, without much more effort than filling out a personality profile (at least on the surface).
Statistics show that 40 million Americans are already into online dating. That’s 12.5% of the entire U.S population! If you are thinking of trying online dating, perhaps it is time you took the plunge. One in eight marriages that happened last year was between people that met online. How cool is that?
Is it possible to fall ‘head over heels’ online?
Absolutely! In fact, it is believed that couples that meet online are happier than those who met face-to-face at the initial stages of dating. This has to do with the fact that most people open up more easily online. Sure, there may be a few exaggerations here and there to make yourself shine in the best light. However, going into the relationship you already have a much better handle on your compatibility with the other person.
In online dating, you also get to know someone’s interests and hobbies from the start. You can filter specific members that have similar preferences. There are all types of dating sites for specific preferences, ethnic background, age, geographical location and other characteristics. Sharing common interests and the same outlook on life is one of the biggest factors to a satisfying marriage.
Once you have met him or her on the dating site and started communicating well, you start exchanging contacts – chat, emails, and texts. Within a few weeks, you are sure where the relationship is headed.
Online dating is also ideal for those who find it hard to make the first move at those parties and social gatherings. At least you are sure that the person you are talking to is also single and interested in finding a partner.
What are the chances you break up?
The likelihood of breakups after marriage is not in any way linked to meeting online vs. offline. Most people break up due to differences in personalities, focus, or circumstances. With the research showing that couples that meet online are likely to live happier, there is no need to worry about the chances of a breakup.
If you are single and seeking a partner to love with whom you can settle down, online dating is one of the possibilities that you can consider. Be sure of the kind of person and relationship you want! The choice to marry is deliberate and requires much thought. If you focus on that, you will definitely end up happy and satisfied.
Can online dating lead to marriage? Of course it can! Nonetheless, both you and your spouse need to be on the same page and share the same interests in order to make the relationship last.