Remember the time you had to unplug the cord from your phone and attach it to your computer followed by the oddly satisfying dial-tone before you can actually get online? No? Well, lucky! Growing up (I REALLY don’t want to say “back in the day”), Internet wasn’t exactly something that was an anywhere-anytime deal. In fact, it was a luxury that was expensive in terms of finance as well as emotion. I mean getting yelled at by your mom because she can’t use the house phone when the Internet is connected can be scarring, guys.
With Internet being an amenity, can you imagine how rare and almost nonexistent internet DATING was? Things have changed so much now. With the fast pace of life and liberal mind-set, people are more open towards dating websites.
Overtime the stigma of dating websites has been slowly broken down and has become the norm of the society. As a matter of fact, not being part of that norm sort of sets you to the question “You’ve never tried online dating?” or more commonly asked “You never tried Tinder??”
So, lets break it down and find out why dating websites are getting more popular in the past decade, shall we?
1. MO’ TIME, NO TIME
People are way way too busy to be setting out time to actually meet people. Picture this, finding someone that attracts you then finding out if they are equally interested. Then you gotta figure out where to eat (don’t pretend this isn’t a problem for you!) only to realize he/she pours in the milk before the cereal. I mean…..
Hence the dating site that flies in with a cape rescuing you from all the hassle. You can basically filter all the time consuming stages and head straight towards the fun part. SIGN ME UP!
2. Sweatpants Luxury
One of the worst part about going to meet someone is dressing up. That’s probably the time the outfit doesn’t feel right, and most likely the time you wish you would have made use of that gym membership that’s almost dissolving into your wallet. Don’t even get me started on shaving, boys and girls! I mean it’s ridiculous. Now what dating websites offer is the comfort of lounging on that warm comfortable couch in your sweatpants and literally scroll through the fishes that are so famously proclaimed to be in the sea.
3. Abracadabra Effect
Does the title intrigue you? I have to say it was a proud moment for me when I thought of it. Back to topic! Abracadabra Effect is basically “ghosting” but I’m a HP fan so I WILL make everything sound as magical as I can on a daily basis. So yea, like keyboard warriors we have catfishing wusses that string along people’s feelings and just go missing. And at the end of the day you’ll be sitting there thinking, “What the hell? I thought things were going fine.” Turns out you both wanted different things in terms of relationship.
Dating websites provide a platform where you can filter those things out. Tinder for an example is known for more of a casual hook up without having to advertise it for the world to see (but if things work out for you guys, kudos!). For people who are looking for a more serious relationship and courtship, Lunch Actually is the service people turn to. They also have their dating websites and apps to provide a narrowed and classified genre of your liking so you can save yourself from all the mixed signals that keeps you stringing along.
Too many creeps lurking around, guys. Like it or not, the world and people are becoming darker and more unsafe either for your personal safety or your financial. Going out with a stranger can put you in a vulnerable spot to be taken advantage of. I think that’s why people lean more towards legit and professional dating websites to help them screen the people they will potentially be letting into your life. I mean, you can never be too safe these days so why not have the professional do what they do best? Right?
So, basically people just want their life made easier. And with reliable dating websites, they get just that with a promising result. If you’ve not tried dating websites yet, what’s holding you back? Give it a shot and you’ll never know the doors that it would lead to. Seriously, go……now……open a new tab.
Written by Theebaanaa