We use technology in almost every other aspect of our lives, so why not harness the immensity of the World Wide Web when looking for love?What follows is a brief analysis of the dating landscape as its stands today and a rundown on the risks and rewards of putting yourself out there into cyberspace.By stripping away emotion and focusing on facts like time invested and ultimate goals, online daters can get the most out of their online dating experience and make smarter decisions about the money they spend.
The Platforms: There are essentially two ways of playing the online dating game, the more traditional dating websites or the newer school of swiping applications.
Both have their advantages and pitfalls and cater to fundamentally different demographics, traditional, established websites favour a more in depth approach with detailed profiles and cross-referencing of common interests, they focus very much on the long game and as such the longer you sign on for, the cheaper your monthly cost.
However, in this day and age people have increasingly busy lives and many people simply struggle to find the time to conduct an active social life and create the opportunities to meet new people.
This is why so many people have turned to online dating in order to help them in their dating endeavors.
She said she was frustrated by missed connections and the men who weren't all that their profile claimed they would be. "I feel like the yes/no/maybe options (dating sites) give you for your profile aren't really fair." Now, she is trying to enjoy the time she has to be single to get to know herself and what she wants out of life.
It's an approach that could have spared Blomquist and likely thousands of others like her who feel they wasted time and money trying to find love and companionship online.
Online dating has experienced a consistent rise in popularity during recent years.
More and more people are turning to the internet and using dating websites to help them find a partner.
"But if you are really focused on committed, long-term relationships, paying money makes a little more sense." Today, one-in-four relationships begin online, and one-in-five new marriages are between couples who met on an online dating site.