No profile, no matter how well-written, could ever hope to capture the full extent of your personality.Unfortunately, when you’re reading the profiles of other people, it’s easy to forget that this rule applies to them, too.And then along came online dating to blow that idea away.
Forget 1 in 562, you could literally be talking about 1 in a million.
The promise of making it easier to find your “ideal” companion by letting you add filters to hone in on specific requirements has actually had the opposite effect, diminishing your pool to the point it becomes almost impossible to find anyone!
Online dating lures us with the false promise of an “ideal” partner so much that we apply filters that ensure we never get to meet that person in the first place.
If you’ve ever created an online dating profile for yourself, you know that it only scratches the surface of what you’re like.
Add those complications to the fact that online dating is, for many people, a thoroughly dispiriting experience, and it’s no wonder that older adults are more likely to rate it as a negative experience than any other demographic. If people are finding love through online dating sites, why does it fail so many others?
To answer this, let’s take a look at some of the main reasons online dating doesn’t work. Researchers in the UK recently calculated the odds of finding a compatible partner if they used the average person’s requirements (in terms of desired age, physical requirements, location, and so on).
That said, I was obviously on the same multiple sites so I guess eye rolling is a little hypocritical isn’t it?
The last decade has seen an explosion in the number of online dating sites around the world, and the number of people using them.
A bit over a decade ago, online dating was viewed by many as the last resort for those who hadn’t found a relationship the “normal” way.