Online dating is both thrilling and threatening; exciting and exhausting; viable and vexing.
With such conflicting realities, problems often arise that make you want to throw in the towel and stay alone.
But it’s not all candlelit dinners and walks on the beach.
Online dating certainly helps people find potential dates, but it doesn’t always help people find good relationships.
But the problems you may be facing with online dating are common, and just require a few simple solutions so you can start having successful results.
When dating-site algorithms work to match you up with someone, they’re doing so based off the information you – and your potential matches – provide.
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.
Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them.
Even those of us who would never use online dating sites will still often Facebook-stalk someone before a date.
We take the Meyers-Briggs personality test and various strengths-finder quizzes in order to determine whether we’ve picked the right job.
If you want to think about dating as a numbers game (and apparently many people do), you could probably swipe left/right between 10 – 100 times in the span of time that it would take you to interact with one potential date in ‘real-life’.