So what is the downside of internet dating? Is there one? Well, let’s look at a few things which might help you decide for yourself.
Too much choice!
One word sums up the downside of internet dating and that is CHOICE. You see the internet has allowed single people to shop around for their partner. Much like going to the shops and choosing Cadburys chocolate rather than Sainsbury’s own, you can now choose a blonde over a brunette.
Much like going to the shops and choosing Cadburys chocolate rather than Sainsbury’s own, you can now choose a blonde over a brunette.
You can even say yes to a date by “swiping” your finger left or right on a phone app! In case you hadn’t guessed it that’s Tinder!
It’s not like it was!
The dating scene has dramatically changed from what it was. I have talked lots about the dating scene before the internet and basically, you had fewer options to find your ideal partner and I believe subconsciously due to that you would settle for less “ticks” on your ideal partner score sheet.
Now in the 21st century…
However, internet dating has done away with that. Tallsingles, for example, has 1.5 million members split roughly 50:50 male and female. So you have 700,000 singles to choose from, that’s a hell of a lot of people and so you can be selective.
And it is growing!
Not only that but with so many people joining each week, even if there is someone you don’t like on the site today, there may be someone who joins tomorrow who you do like!
Here is where choice comes in!
You can choose dates based on all sorts of things from height (a popular choice on tallsingles.co.uk), to interests to job title to even something as vain as eye colour!
It’s like being able to walk into a bar and firstly ask everyone who is single to stand up and everyone who is taken to sit down, then being able to walk around them all and look at their CV before choosing the one you would like to take on a date.
So is choice good?
I’m not sure it is, as having a choice doesn’t necessarily mean “spark” and if there is something you want in a relationship it is a spark! I don’t believe choice gives you that.
That said what choice can give you is an opportunity. The opportunity to find someone SINGLE who is two inches taller than you so you can wear those killer heels.
The opportunity to find someone SINGLE who lives within 5 miles from you so it doesn’t take long to travel to theirs and meet up. The opportunity to find someone SINGLE who enjoys the same hobby as you. Surely it is better to have a CHOICE than no choice at all?
Over to you…
I will ultimately let you make your mind up. If you are unsure why not join up to a dating site for free and judge for yourself?
Are you thinking about joining a dating site? Why not read our guide on: Will other singles like me on tallsingles.co.uk?