While online dating can give you access to all sorts of people you would not normally get to meet, it’s not always the best way to meet new people.
It’s just one way.
Meeting people via the Internet would be better if everyone had an online dating profile that was entirely truthful and gave a good idea of who you were actually meeting. But you will find that many people you encounter have no resemblance to their online persona.
Also when dating online, prospective partners tend to select on purely superficial grounds because you don’t have much else to go on, though love is about so much more than looks, interests and status.
Having said that, online dating has resulted in successful matches for many daters including several good friends of mine, so there’s no need to give up entirely. Just don’t base all your hopes on it when there are so many possibilities out there for you.
Supplement your Internet search for love by getting out and meeting people, and not just people you might like to date – all people!
“Studies have found that the women who are most likely to marry are the ones with the most friends and acquaintances.“
Women are more likely to get married if they have a lot of friends. It’s not hard to see why.
Not everyone you meet is a potential mate, but everyone you come across could be a potential friend who knows an ideal partner for you.
There’s that whole “six degrees of separation” thing going on. That’s where someone you know knows someone who knows someone and so on – they say you are never more than six people away from anyone in the world.
More people meet their future partners in the real world than online, so don’t cut yourself off.
In any case, getting out and about, enjoying yourself and mixing is fun in itself. Choose activities that you love, so you are happy and occupied, and people will be drawn to you – new friends, potential dates, everyone.
Not sure what to do or where to go? My book has 182 great places where you can meet guys, many of which involve fun things you can do.
Too busy to even think about fitting anything else into your life?
This is a real problem these days. We cut ourselves off because we have so many commitments.
But are you really saying you’re too busy to make friends?
Then your whole life is too busy. Period. You need to find some balance there. Otherwise how will you ever have time for a partner should one come along?
Life is not meant to be lived numb. It’s meant to be experienced. Wake up! You need space to breathe and a fresh start.
Over to you: How did you meet your current or past partners? Are you a fan of online dating or do you prefer to meet people in normal life? Are you too busy for love? Please share in the comments below.