Do Traditional Dating Values Apply Online?
Friday, October 18th, 2013
The simple answer is ‘no’, but that would make a very short blog post, so I’ll elaborate…
Anyone can make the first move – Traditionally it was thought that it should be the man who first approaches a woman to ask her to go on a date with him. However, when it comes to online dating it really doesn’t matter who makes the first move. If you like someone, you should send them a message!
You don’t need to wait to send a reply – Before internet dating became popular, dating advice used to state that you should wait at least 48 hours before replying to a text message from someone who fancies you. However, in recent years people have come to expect quick replies to text messages, emails and internet dating messages. If you receive a message from someone who you would like to get to know better, you should reply as soon as you wish to.
You can search further afield – Before the advent of internet dating it was common to meet your partner at school, work or at a YFC event, which meant that you were most likely to get together with someone who lived within 5 miles of your door. It meant that your dating pool was quite small and that everyone in the village would know about your romantic liaisons. With internet dating you can cast your net wider and meet people from further afield. If you choose a niche website such as Muddy Matches you will still be safe in the knowledge that you will meet people who have the same background and interests as you do.