For one reason or another wanting to try online dating has peaked your interest and has put you in the position of evaluating whether or not you should try online dating.

Whether you are going on dates with no results, can’t find someone you’d like to date or just moved to a new area, online dating has to have crossed your mind. The dating industry online has boomed in the twenty-first century with over 74% of singles in America who have tried it. Communicating and finding a date online has lost the stigma attached to it and has become part of the daily lives of many people.

That’s great and all – online dating is popular, but, why should you try it? How can it help you?

Top 3 Benefits of Online Dating

1. Find Your Perfect Match – Dating is a Numbers Game:

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“Dating is primarily a numbers game…. People usually go through a lot of people to find good relationships. That’s just the way it is.”

Author Henry Cloud of How to Get a Date Worth Keeping makes a point when he says dating is primarily a numbers game. It really is and that doesn’t change when you do dating online. What it does change is the number of dates you go on.

Detailed profiles, profile pictures, custom descriptions of yourself and descriptions of what you are looking for narrows down the searches that both parties have to make to find a match.

2. Reduced Sting of Rejection – No Obligations:

Rejection to many is a huge reason why some people do not put themselves out there to go on, or even get dates. Online dating removes a lot of rejection leading up to a date as Judsen Culbreth, author of The Boomer’s Guide to Online Dating puts it:

“One of the strengths of Internet dating is that it’s anonymously impersonal, which helps take the sting out of rejection. If you’re interested in someone who notices your profile or you’re intrigued by a computer-generated match, let the e-mail begin. If you’re not interested, delete the e-mail with about the same level of remorse you’d feel from dumping jellyfish overboard.”

3. It’s Fun:

Meet a whole new range of exciting and interesting people who share common interests, experience putting yourself in a new environment trying something with a positive outlook and have fun flirting; play a little!

There you have it in a nutshell, a few benefits of Online Dating. Give it a shot if you already haven’t.

Question of the day: What are your reasons for not trying online dating? If you have tried online dating, were you apprehensive to start? Why?

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