In the right hand corner, pound for pound, the dating heavyweight champion of the world—- Traditional Dating! In the left hand corner, the up and coming, looking to become champion, online dating! HA! Not even close, but it gives you a vision none the less. Online dating vs traditional dating, what’s better? What’s easier? Which is best for me? Let’s get to the cold heart facts and truths about each.
First, while technology is certainly a thriving force for online dating, traditional dating has took advantage just as well. In fact, it allows our dating company to perform online to get men and women to meet face to face. In order to cover the pros and cons of each, I had to step back. I had to give way to the thought of possibly using online dating to find a partner. Not easy to do in my position but for the sake of this article, sure I will.
Online Dating And Dating Websites
There’s no shortage of online dating websites, they litter the internet like trolls. I know… easy on the online dating. Check. But in all seriousness, online dating is everywhere. The most sought after is online dating for millionaires. Sure, your typical gold diggers and cougar hunters prowling the database. Who wouldn’t want to marry a millionaire? CHECK PLEASE. Ok, enough with the jokes, point taken.
Online dating does have its advantages. You can meet others from the comfort of your home, from the privacy of your bedroom. Heck, there’s not much you have to go out for today anyway. You can pay the bills at home, shop from home, work from home, so who needs the world? I always felt that there’s a personality behind most that date online. In most cases, dating has been a bad experience for them. And I found out that this is a pretty big percentage.
Is it ok to date online? Sure. Do you have to be careful? Absolutely. Ever hear or watch Catfish? Wonder why it was called that? Truth be told, you do have to be careful. You have to be protective of your personal information and your heart. So for those of you that want to date online, here’s some tips;
- Never give someone your personal information (social security card, bank cards, checking account, ect.)
- Meet this person face to face before you get serious
- Doesn’t hurt to Google and open Facebook.
- Always be alert, be on your toes for anything suspicious
- If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Traditional Dating And Meeting Face To Face
No one enjoys a broken heart. No one enjoys being took advantage of or preyed upon. That is a life within online dating. I feel it’s ok to date online but it has to be brought to traditional dating. You should always meet that person face to face before getting serious. Never make any exceptions.
Now, traditional dating (in my opinion) is the way to go. For one, you can’t feel that chemistry between two people without being face to face. I didn’t meet my wife online, this was 14 years ago. Online dating was just a thought, very few websites and platforms back then. When I first met her, day one, I knew ladies and gentlemen. I knew she was the one. An incredible feeling it was, self-pride, utter joy. It was amazing.
I don’t think I would have felt that meeting her online. Scratch that, I know I wouldn’t. It was that instant chemistry, instant feeling of happiness, an emotion I hope all of you share and experience in your life. You deserve that.
Online Dating And Traditional Dating Can Work As One
This could be a serious route to take. If you meet someone online, request to meet face to face. If they refuse, I advise you to let them go. Don’t get to attached, trust me. There’s too many ways we can record one another, so there’s technology that makes connecting face to face possible. Again, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
If you’re struggling to meet the right person (the main reason singles choose online dating) consider talking to a matchmaker or date coach.
We all want to be loved and feel accepted. If you’re serious about online dating, be yourself. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. In the end, it will always cause you trouble. Everyone is beautiful, you’re beautiful. Don’t ever forget that.