Why Join a Dating Website?

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Online dating is one of the most popular ways to find a partner, but if you are getting back to dating after years of being in a relationship, you might be wondering why you should try online dating.


Online dating websites allow you to expand your social circle and see thousands of single people all in one place. You can then choose to narrow down your search criteria to your local area, but searching slightly further afield will allow you to meet people whom you would not have met in other circumstances.

Knowing that everyone is single

When you see someone across the room in a pub, you won’t know by looking at them whether they are single, or not. So you risk there being an angry spouse to tell you off for flirting with their partner.

Vital statistics

It sounds a touch crass, but it is nice to know how old someone is before you get to know them better. Some people can look much younger, or older than they are and this could cause problems down the line when you find that you are in different stages of your life.

Similar interests

On online dating websites you can search for people who have similar interests to yourself and with niche websites like Muddy Matches, you can tell in advance that someone has a similar lifestyle to you.

Time to think about what what you are saying

If you find it difficult to think of great opening lines on the spot (like most people do), then online dating allows you to think about what you are going to say to someone in a message. It also allows you to use information about the person to tailor the message. So instead of saying that someone likes good (which is OK), you can use the information that they have written in their dating profile to tell them about what you have in common with them.