Q: Why do people do online dating?
A: Online dating is now the easiest way to meet other people who are looking to date or looking for a potential relationship. In addition, some key reasons as to why people like online dating are:
> Online dating allows people to cast a wider “dating net” in search for a “perfect” potential long-term partner or soul-mate.
> Online dating allows busy people to better organize and plan their dating life.
> Online dating gives shy people a voice since it’s easier for shy people to initially communicate while behind a computer monitor.
> Online dating allows people to see if there is chemistry before going out on a date.
> Online dating allows people to filter matches, being able to better sort the type of person they want to date based on religion, interests, political beliefs, etc.
> Online dating is the way to date now. Everyone knows a couple who met via online dating and people are no longer ashamed to admit that they met online.
In the late 1990’s through earlier this century there was a stigma attached to online dating that it was for desperate people or for lonely people with a low self-esteem. The far majority of that stigma has been erased and even celebrities admit to having tried online dating.