Eight months after going through a divorce and becoming a single father, I recently decided to get back into the dating game.
My free time, however, is at a premium, considering that I work a full-time day job and run two side businesses from home.
One in five singles have dated someone who they met on a dating website.
Moreover, many of these sites are completely free, and the ones that charge fees usually keep their rates at reasonable levels.
In the end, if you’re looking for a good match, they’re usually worth the investment.
If you’re about to head into the world of online dating, you’ll want to know what you’re in for.
I’ll start with a brief overview of how it works before I get into the pros and cons and then offer a few pointers. If you’re using one of the popular free sites, you’ll start by entering some personal data, from height and maybe weight to race and religion.
Plenty of fields will be optional, and all of the sites are a little different when it comes to what they ask, how they ask, and what you’re required to answer.
Next, you’ll create a “narrative” for your profile, in which you can explain a little more about your personality, as well as what you’re looking for, like whether you’re seeking a spouse, friend, or someone to date.
Finally, you’ll upload a picture of yourself, and then you’ll be ready to go.
In my first few weeks of trying out online dating, I discovered plenty of benefits of getting involved. Convenience As soon as you finish signing up on a site, if you’re ready to get active, you can literally view the profiles of hundreds of potential matches all in one evening.
How long would it take you to meet that many people at a bar or party?
Perhaps more importantly, how much money would you spend on blind dates and bar tabs just trying to have one successful date?