There is a great possibility that while the whole world is going gaga over online dating, you still have not taken the plunge. Take my advice! Go for it. It isn’t that bad.
Despite that fact that online dating is very popular and there are thousands of websites offering this service, yet there are millions of lonely people who still shy away from it. The reasons are varied.
One major reason that has earned a lot of negative reputation for online dating websites is the fact that they contain a lot of fake profiles. In order to increase popularity, a number of websites follow a practice of maintaining such fictitious profiles with tempting photographs and messages. Such profiles frustrate the genuine date seekers who try to establish contact with such profiles.
Another bottleneck is the proliferation of escorts masquerading as genuine members. A number of escort agencies are using such sites to advertise their services. Just imagine your asking out a lady for a date and discovering that she is an escort expecting money for the ‘interaction’.
There is also a psychological factor that inhibits people from subscribing to dating sites. A young person who has not been successful in securing a date or someone who has seen a lot of rejections would be highly hesitant to even post a profile on any dating site. The fear of rejection is a very big fear that affects behavior to a very high degree. Many promising youngsters also sometimes get overwhelmed with this fear and deny themselves the opportunity of finding good dates through online means.
Another factor that comes to my mind is about the fake photographs posted by the members. I know a lot of readers may not agree to this point but I have seen with research that this is another hindrance to the success of online dating sites. Almost 60-70% of the photographs posted by the members are not genuine. Many a times you may feel so fascinated with someone photograph that it becomes a basis for your developing contact. And after a lot of messages and emails when you suddenly realize that the photograph was not even real, you can well imagine the level of discomfort that you will feel.
Last but not the least, most dating sites have a tendency of expecting their members to fill out detailed profiles. Right from your favorite movie to the color of your hair, you are expected to disclose everything. Not everyone is comfortable with this thing. I mean that you may be a great guy with tons of attitude but you may not really be a good writer. And beyond a point, such lengthy profiles get very irritating.
Well despite all the issues and irritants, my personal advice to loners across the world is that online dating is worth a try. And you really don’t lose out anything. And who knows? You may end up finding your dream partner on one such site.