The traditional dating process usually involves a small pool of potential matches made up of locals, colleagues and friends of friends.
Others have stories filled with confusion and frustration.
Thus, much like any other way to date, meeting someone online has both benefits and drawbacks. As it turns out, a simple analysis of the pros and cons of online dating can help out a great deal.
Re the plethora of options on an app like Tinder, it’s essential to cut through the noise by filtering like mad to exclude all guys who are not real prospects.
It’s a far better use of your time to get 75 matches and disqualify 70 of them quickly than to feel paralyzed by choice, especially since many of them are not suitable. It’s the same as if you met a cute guy at a friend’s party and then found him boring.
The goal of their review was to evaluate whether online dating was 1) fundamentally different from face-to-face dating and 2) was superior.
Results of their assessment indicated that dating online was indeed different from "traditional" dating in a number of ways.
It also provided some superior features and potential problems.
Overall, Finkel and associates (2012) found that online dating differed in three main areas: Pros: Online dating provided individuals with access to many more potential partners than they could often find in their daily lives.
Besides the obvious differences between sitting in heels with a cup of coffee vs.
sitting in your slippers with a bowl of microwave popcorn, it would seem that online dating and in-person dating are pretty similar.
I know of many couples who have met online, and their stories usually reflect a quick expression on the part of both parties that they were interested in something real with one another.