Sometimes, online dating gets a bad rap. When it first came on the scene in the early 2000s, there was a stigma surrounding it. The attitude was somewhat like, “What kind of loser would have to go online to find a date?”
Luckily, in the years since, online dating and dating apps have become wildly popular. In fact, it seems like almost everyone who is single is turning to it to get dates and find their soulmates.
However, even though online dating is popular, that doesn’t mean the stigma is gone. And not just the stigma, but fear as well.
Fear of what? Well, let’s face it – there are a lot of creeps out there. And some of these creeps are on the online dating sites and dating apps. And even the normal people can be flakes too. So, of course, it normal and natural to have some reservations when it comes to online dating.
However, as an online dating coach in Dayton who has even been through it myself, I can tell you that there are definite advantages to it. So, let’s take a look at why I think you should try online dating. Or even if you have, why you should give it another try.
1. It’s convenient.
Think about it. To meet someone the old-fashioned way, you actually have to leave the house. But with online dating, you can sit in your jammies with a glass of wine and go through the profiles of prospective dates.
I don’t mean to imply that the old-fashioned way isn’t great, but it’s a lot less convenient. Maybe you’ll have a friend who sets you up on a blind date, but do your taste and hers really match up? Probably not. And if not, then you have to be lucky enough to happen to run into Mr. or Ms. Right on your own when you are out and about. It could be a bar, the grocery store, or Kings Island. It could happen. But the chances of it happening aren’t as good as you getting a date from online dating.
2. You can narrow your dating pool down.
Think about it – isn’t it better to have endless options of who to date rather than limiting yourself to dumb luck? As an online dating coach in Dayton, I know first hand how awesome it is to be able to search for someone with all your requirements.
Many dating sites will allow you to look for people based on all sorts of requirements, including income, age, height, occupation, lifestyle, and much more. I always suggest that my clients write down their “must haves” and “deal breakers” so we can narrow in on people with whom they’ll actually be compatible with.
3. You can screen people before you meet them.
You can tell a lot about a person from their profile. For example, I can’t tell you how many people star their profile with, “I really hate talking about myself, so if you want to know something, just ask.”
First of all, why do they hate talking about themselves so much? Don’t they like who they are? And second of all, maybe they’re just too lazy to put any effort into writing a good profile that might attract a prospective partner. And if they’re too lazy to do THAT, then think about how lazy they will be if you get into a relationship with them!
4. You will have good stories to tell.
I know so many people who have a bad attitude about online dating. But as a dating coach, I have to tell you that you just have to have fun with it! I always try to screen my clients’ dates as best as I can, but once in a while, you might just get someone who isn’t who they say they are. And then, think about all the funny stories you can tell your friends!
I realize your goal is to find a partner, and not a funny story when you are doing online dating. But when you have a sense of humor about it, then it just makes it that much more of an enjoyable experience.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to take the plunge? Contact me when you’re ready and I will help you have the best experience of your life!
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