3 reasons why online dating rocks
I dream of a world where online dating is a completely normal thing to do – 1 out of 5 people find their life partner online and 23% of online dates end up in marriage (happier marriages no less) and there is absolutely no shame or embarrassment attached to it.
Oh hang on a minute, 1 out of 5 people do find their life partner via online dating and 23% do end up in marriage so err what’s with the widespread shame and embarrassment?
I first started online dating circa 2002 when this new-fangled thing called the internet had not that long been created and launched to the wide world and I had every reason to feel embarrassed. And yet strangely I didn’t. I never hid it from anyone. I embraced it for what it is, a hugely convenient way to connect with all kinds of people that I wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet in real life. I didn’t really understand why people were embarrassed about such an amazingly modern way of connecting.
I later went on to embrace Facebook, Twitter and blogging with equal enthusiasm. And now in 2014, I still don’t understand why that embarrassment and shame is still lingering around online dating.
And so I’m on a one-woman mission to make online dating not just acceptable, but cool. Why not? I think it’s the coolest invention since Sky. It changed my life massively (I found love and started a business off the back of it after all). In case you need a bit more persuasion before you get onside, here are my 3 top reasons why online dating rocks.
- Everyone’s doing it. Even the cool kids. Especially the cool kids.
- It’s reach is immense. You could literally meet anyone in the world. I found that exciting. I’m not a typical type of girl, I’m a bit different, always have been and online dating enabled me to find someone who gets me and likes me for exactly who I am.
- Going social. Whether you find the love of your life or not (keep your standards high and keep on keeping on), you’ll probably widen your friend-pool. And there’s now’t wrong with that.