The way the current trend is heading, what will dating be like in 2030, and will that be a better or worse time to be on the dating market than 1995? I think the term “online dating” is part of the problem and makes people who don’t know much about it think it refers to people forming entire relationships online and only meeting in person much later.Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.Effective dating definitely needs to take place in person, the same way your grandfather did it, but I see no good reason why happens—and for the most important mission in most of our lives, it makes no sense to crush your ability to meet great people to try a first date with because it’s not as good a story to have met them online.I have a friend that goes on two or three first dates every week with people he already knows are potentially good personality and physical matches for him—how you find the right person, and good luck keeping up with him meeting people the old-fashioned way.Con: Many singles limit their search criteria to height, zip code, or income and can miss the opportunity to meet a compatible match.
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.You'll meet more people, so you can learn what you're truly looking for in a date, mate, or relationship. Con: It's feels like a full-time job for many and you must be organized.Con: It can become addicting to some, who never meet offline or are looking for the next pretty face. Pro: Many sites provide matching tools and send you emails of suggested matches to make it easier for you to view potential dates.As one who believes in casting a wide net, I tell singles that you really need to do both. In reality, online dating, if done correctly, is just a method or service that will get you out there in the real world to meet someone offline and meet more people.Even sites such as Match.com, Plenty of Fish, and Spark Networks' Hurry Date take their online daters offline with their special events divisions.