Before you signing up for online dating, make sure you know everything about online dating. Online dating has become a normal part of the mating game. Online dating is different for everyone, and not all advice applies to every situation. You won’t know what works for you until you try it. As you navigate the waters for the first time, here are 6 things you should know about online dating.
1. Most of the profiles on the site are inactive
Online dating sites talk about how many members they have on their sites and it is these numbers that usually draws more people to join. Unfortunately, the “millions” of members that are on the sites are inactive accounts.
If you come across a woman that you think would be a perfect match for you, there is a high chance that she is inactive or is a free member and may not be able to respond to you. And this basically makes her inactive.
2. There are some shady people on these sites
Just like in real life, you are going to come across shady people on an online dating site. There is just no way around it. There are risks involved with online dating and it makes people uneasy because they feel like they are targets. However, if you use common sense, you have a better chance of spotting the phony folks.
3. The person you meet may not be the same person you talk to
For whatever reason, there are people on these dating sites who choose to use pictures that are not their own. This leaves you fantasizing about someone who isn’t really who they say they are. Many people who do this simply want to create a better image on the site.
4. Online dating plays up your shallowness
Many men who engage in online dating, tend to be a lot pickier than if they were to date normally. This is because they are presented with too many options and they feel like they are “settling” for someone.
5. Your idea of intimacy is altered
When you are talking to someone online and finally meet, it feels like you’ve known them for a lot longer than you actually have. While this is great in a way, it also creates that false sense of familiarity that tends to make people let down their guard too soon and engage in sexual acts before you normally would, had you met them in real life first.
6. Race plays a huge role in how lucky you will be with online dating
A lot of people will say that race doesn’t matter when it comes to love. However, unless you are a white male, you would probably have better luck finding a match who will respond to you on an online dating site that caters to your race exclusively. Is it right? Of course not, but it just goes to show that we’ve got a long way to go before we can say that love knows no color.
Always remember, if you choose to focus only on online dating, because it’s safer, you could miss out on other opportunities to meet people.