Why Online Dating is Better than Meeting IRL

Saturday, November 03rd, 2018

Online dating is one of the most popular and the most effective ways to meet a new partner. Here is why online dating is better than meeting someone offline.

They’re really single

If someone is on an online dating website then it should go without saying that they are actually single.

If you are meeting someone in real life (IRL) then you can’t guarantee that they are single, so can be faced with an awkward conversation about their marital status, or worse still, the appearance of their other half.

You can search for particular qualities

Online​ dating websites allow you to filter your search results by certain criteria. For example, you can search for people who share some of the same hobbies and interests as you do.

It is good for shy people

Being shy makes it difficult to meet new people who are outside of your usual friendship group. However, this doesn’t mean that you are not keen to meet new people.

Online dating allows you to get to know someone in your​ time, without the immediacy of meeting face-to-face. This means that you can plan what you are going to say in your messages and how you wish to present yourself.

It is a relatively safe way to meet someone

Online dating allows you to find out about someone before you agree to meet with them so that you can get a good idea about what  they are really like. It also allows you to block people if you don’t want to be in contact with them, which is much harder to do in real life if you have exchanged contact details with them.

You can search outside of your local area

Looking for love in real life normally means searching within a small area, unless you like to travel a lot.

If you search online, you can search a much wider area, which will give you more choice than ever before.