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Why is online dating so popular?

Why is online dating so popular?

People use online dating now more than ever before, and there are many reasons behind that. Our computers and smart devices make it easy for us to contact new people; no need to meet new partners face-to-face in clubs and bars like we used to do in the past. These days, you only need to sign-up to a dating site and you can simply send messages to the people you fancy; hoping they get back to you with equivalent feelings towards you. So is it just because things are easier, or are there other reasons behind the increasing popularity of online dating?

Easier to contact new people
So let’s look at the easy part first. Back in the days you had to go out and spend money to try to hook up with the ladies (or gents…). You had to buy good clothes to get accepted in your local nightclub, and also to give a good impression and look your best. You then had to pay for a lot of drinks and let’s not forget the obligatory dance moves. Sitting down in the corner of the club waiting for people to notice you didn’t quite cut it, you really had to make an effort. Fast forwards to today and you no longer need to go out, instead you can just fill your online dating profile, send messages and just wait to hear back from people. So yes online dating is way easier than any of the past methods of dating; hence contributing to its increasing popularity.

More dating niches
You don’t have to stick to the one dating site any longer, there are in fact a lot of choices depending on what you want to do. If you want a girlfriend then you can look around on traditional dating websites but if you want a naughty date then you can use adult dating instead. Think about it as going to a different nightclub depending on your needs; it is really convenient to say the least. Knowing that you can subscribe to a specific dating site so you can talk about sex to its members is the ideal situation for people who are not looking around for romance. No need to ask the wrong people only to get rejected, these days you can find the right people if you look in the right places.

Not that expensive
Finally let’s look at the financial aspect of dating. Going out used to cost money, a lot of it depending on where you went. Now this doesn’t mean that modern dating is totally free neither. You still need to dress the part and provide your date with some form of entertainment, whether you go out eating or you go to the cinema, but the subscriptions for dating sites aren’t nearly as expensive as the dating phone services from the past. Even compared to going clubbing, the costs of modern dating are a fraction of it. It doesn’t mean people have to be cheap about how they date, but rather it means that people can spend their money into something they want like flowers or a good restaurant; as opposed to emptying their bank accounts with overpriced drinks and club admission tickets. With more financial freedom that in the past, modern dating lets us be more in control of how much we spend. All those factors can explain why online dating is so popular, and in our opinion it is only just going to keep growing.


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