In the past, i.e. the 1990s, online dating was a brand new idea. Unlike today, most people did not own PCs or even have access to the internet. Times have changed. Online dating is not only IN the mainstream, it IS the mainstream.
There are many reasons for the phenomenal growth of online dating sites and the number of people, men and women of all ages, races and religions who use them as their primary source for meeting people and looking for the one.
If you dont believe me, just ask your friends in the real world. If they are honest, most of them will tell you they have or are using an online dating service.
Here are three good reasons why thousands of people sign up for dating services everyday:
(1) You can be anonymous. You will never be required to give your real name, address, email address, phone number or place of employment to another online user. You, of course, may do so but only at your own discretion and only when you feel completely safe. You are not required to post a picture of yourself.
Posting a picture, however, will get more responses to your profile. So you can surf through the other members on the dating site you have joined with complete anonymity.
(2) You have so many more choices online that you do in your brick and mortar world. Before the world of online dating came of age, the choice of friends and even of lifetime partners was limited to those we came in contact with through college or work.
No morethe world is your oyster. You can go through hundredseven thousands of profiles to find the right man for you.
(3) The safety factor is the biggest reason of all. An online dating service will never reveal your personal information. You get to choose who has that information and when they have it.