There are a lot of misconceptions and fears with regards to online dating, but I have realised that the more people I talk to, the more I learn that everyone’s experiences are different. I’m like a walking advert for Tinder, as I tried it for a couple of weeks, got talking to someone and met up with them for a date, and 1 year 8 months into our relationship, we have a flat and are living together.
I can’t promise anyone else will have as great a experience as mine, but I do believe it is worth a shot. The online dating world (or the dating world itself) can be so confusing. There is such a variety of dating terminology which is continuously changing, such as the popular term at the moment known as “Catching Feels”.
Then you also have the rise of dating apps, instead of just specific dating websites. You have the freedom to try meet someone in a specific location by changing your settings or signing up to location based websites such as County Tyrone dating or Dyfed dating.
No matter what your age, there are websites which can be both age specific and location based, for example, over 50s dating Hampshire and over 50s dating Jersey. Sometimes it may be worthwhile to pay for dating websites which exclusively offer paid membership only. You probably won’t find as many time wasters, as the people paying to be a member will generally be doing so because they genuinely want to meet someone.
The pros of dating apps such as Tinder, is you only match with someone if there is a mutual attraction. In the world of online dating, you have to weed out the people who aren’t looking for the same thing as you. If open to finding a genuine connection with someone, I believe you can use online dating as an opportunity rather than seeing it as an obstacle.