Online dating can be tough
I was just kind of floating around from profile to profile, date to date (or, ahem, bagel to bagel ) hoping that when something was right, I would magically realize it and then just go for it and everything would fall into place. I talked about dating and social pressures in my previous post 'Love, dodging the F boys (my Mum tells me off for swearing) and living your best life', but honestly have you tried dating in 2018? The term 'Fuck Boy' hadn't been invented yet so how about you zip it, I am honestly sick of your judgemental shit!Here’s a little secret that those of the female persuasion keep from us guys: Women, even very beautiful women, like to be approached by a confident and interesting man. It’s true…and confident and interesting are much more important than looks to ladies of all ages, too. Remember…confident and interesting…that does not translate to cocky and self-centered.That’s true for internet dating, as well as, dating in your brick and mortar world but we’re talking about internet dating here…so back to the subject at hand. It’s important that your profile lets people know that you have friends you care about and that you are passionately interested in a variety of things…not JUST sports.They found only 7% of male matches sent a message compared to 21% of women.The study found most women use dating apps to find a long term partner, whereas most men like the instant gratification of a match, a boost to their ego and then get on with their every day life without pursuing things further. I don't know about you, but I find it hard enough keeping up with txts, emails, all of the social media apps on our phones let alone the added admin of messaging people on dating apps.Once you have joined an online dating service, you will find that there a lot more men than women and that the men are much more likely to browse profiles and make initial contacts than women. Another thing about that all-important profile….please don’t start it with, “I’m the guy your mama warned you about”. That’s why your profile and picture are so important.
Dating apps like Tinder have really changed the dating game.
Browse millions of singles using your specific preferences (e.g., age, height, gender, city, education, sexual orientation, eye and hair color, ethnicity, and religion).
Approximately, 40 million people from around the world visit Match every month, so your dating options are practically endless.
But that happens because people are disconnected from themselves and their egos are too in control and they’re stuck and afraid, and then you’ve got a mismatch of people trying to find each other. But rather than blame the process or the medium or the dates themselves (even though some TOTALLY deserved it) I decided to have a serious conversation with myself about what I wanted out of online dating. It took a good friend sitting me down and asking me point blank: what does your next relationship look like? It is so easy to scroll through profiles and swipe through pictures that many people also assume it should be easy to then find someone online, meet up IRL, and click.
So again I think online is brilliant, an incredible way to meet each other if people showed up authentically and healthy and ready for a relationship.