Last week the most-viewed post asked the question: who is my Miss/Mr Right? Maybe the next logical step is to ask where to find them, and a natural place in 21st century London is: on the internet!
There are adverts for dating sites everywhere – nowhere more obvious than on Facebook of all places, which is meant to tailor adverts to me…apparently telling them I’m married doesn’t stop that. The only reason I ever joined a dating site was because I was offered 50p cashback. I got my 50p, but I didn’t get even one person expressing an interest in me! I like to think that was because I didn’t put up a photo or any information about myself at all, but it would have been nice…
Anyway, I just thought I’d throw this out there – it would be good to know what you think!
Advantages of dating sites
- It’s being honest; everyone on the site is saying ‘I’d like a boyfriend/girlfriend’ – that takes the whole ‘Does she think this is a date?’ thought out of your mind!
- The dating sites are cleverly designed, and want the same thing that you do so their statistics look better
- Dating via a dating site gets you married quicker than meeting in person (like, within an average of 18 months rather than an average of four years)
Disadvantages of dating sites
- People lie (noooooo!); apparently 81% of people lie about basic stuff like height, weight or age
- Dating sites encourage adultery; that person you fancy might be married (remember that Ashley Madison campaign ‘Life is short. Have an Affair’?
- Having picked a date with one person out of a seemingly endless pool of potential matches makes it easier to be dissatisfied
- Christian Dating Sites Are Creating More Successful Matches – Study Revealed! (ruralstops.blogspot.com)