The phenomenon of online dating has reached new heights throughout the years. Until now, it continues to sweep across the globe one country at a time. It wasn’t long ago that the concept of dating someone through the internet was accepted. But it is now widely embraced by people of all ages and various races.
Then, people were skeptical about this idea because of two reasons. First is people were still getting the hang of using the internet and the untapped potential it holds. Second, online dating was simply a new thing for everyone. And you know what comes with every new thing people hear about, praises and criticisms.
While the traditional way of dating is always a great thing to do and still in use up to this day, online dating has it overshadowed due to the continuous global modernization. The advancement of technology has offered generations old and new, this fast and easy alternative way of dating with an international catch.
Online dating has since become a trend around the world, resulting in numerous dating sites and apps sprouting throughout the internet. Along with its success, this modernized dating method made regular dating overrated. It’s sad, but exploring new things and venturing out are part of humanity.
But to acknowledge as to how online dating made regular dating overrated, supporting points are as follows:
One huge edge online dating has on regular dating is it knows no country. It allows you to date beyond the borders of your homeland. All thanks to this insignificant thing some genius (check the sarcasm) created way back in 1989 called the World Wide Web.
In all seriousness, online dating is somewhat revolutionary because it changed the dating landscape enormously. Singles around the world now have a choice to pursue someone from a different zip code. Using an online dating site or app, you can search for a date randomly or through an advanced search feature. You then get filtered results by setting your preferences for a partner. Regardless of country, race, age, and many others.
Lots of Choices
Another great thing about online dating is having a vast pool of choices for a date. Try checking any online dating website or app, you will see thousands, or maybe even millions of members from all around the world. So, if you’re looking for something or someone different from the usual people you meet in your city, then try online dating. You will never go wrong with it.
Through online dating, meeting someone got so much easier and faster with just a click of a button. Then, looking for a date means approaching a random person in public places like malls, pubs, clubs, and coffee shops. Now, it’s so accessible by searching the internet through social media sites or online dating websites. This one is for all the shy people out there.
Starting a conversation can be difficult for people who are not great at socializing. Fortunately, online dating websites were invented. Thus, giving confidence to the shy-types to initiate conversations and send the first message.
Through the chat feature of online dating websites, people have the chance of composing well-thought messages. Because of this, anyone can interact nice and smooth without offending the other party.
Loads Of Knowledge
With the majority of the people across the globe already living in the virtual world, the exchange of different cultures is at a high level nowadays. Online dating allows people to understand and learn different traditions and customs that their education hasn’t touched.
Years before, you have to travel to a particular country to immerse deeply in their culture. But now, even learning a different language is very doable. Just date someone from another country, you’ll see right after how stacked your knowledge will be.
Because online dating doesn’t require someone to meet the other person right away, it allows everyone in the online dating scene to save time and money. With online dating, you also don’t have to go on actual dates in restaurants, clubs, or cafes.
You're only going to spend your money on your internet bill and if all goes well, a flight to the country where your one true love lives if you are willing to do that.
I Can Do This All Day
Just like what Captain America always says when he’s having a field day, you can do this all day. With online dating, you can do it all day, every day if you and your body can. What this means is you have all the time in the world when dating someone online.
You and your date can do it anytime you want, except for when the internet connection is out. Unlike traditional dating, this allows suitors to spend more time pursuing their dates, even at the comforts of their homes.
Now you see and understand why traditional dating seems overrated, and the new wave of online dating is better. It’s sometimes better to be modern than to be stuck in the past.
Jane Song has a career in Marketing, but her true passion is writing about love and relationships. She believes love conquers all and isn't embarrassed of her fondness of pick-up lines. She loves to swim, read books, and take long walks in the beach.