Online dating has changed the dating scene forever. It has opened doors, removed limitations and made it a hell of a lot easier to date during an incredibly hectic era.
You can interact with potential partners from all over the world, or not, if you’d rather keep it local you can do that too.
But is this the problem with online dating, has it made our list of criteria too long and is it making us too picky?
The possibilities really are endless, there are dating sites for those who want flings, those who wants to play the field, those who want to cheat and those who are looking for marriage.
Imagine you’re in a restaurant and you’re looking at the menu. You’ve got plenty of choices, too much maybe.
The problem is, there isn’t one specific thing that takes your fancy, in fact, you’d love it if you could pick elements from each dish and combine them.
It used to be that you’d get what you were given. You couldn’t change anything, there was no option to be picky. Now, you have all the options and you can hand pick exactly what you like, and this is exactly what dating has become.
You’re given the luxury to be as picky as you like. You can select who you like the look of and if their personality doesn’t match you can ditch them and find someone who has what you’re looking for.
Online dating has essentially made us all believe that perfection is possible and that the perfect partner is out there waiting to be plucked from the millions of faces.
Sure, it might take some hard work and tedious searching but eventually you’ll get there.
Both women and men are going on hundreds of dates which never go anywhere because their date isn’t the perfect person they’re convinced they’ll find.
The reality is, perfection doesn’t exist and once you’ve dug deep enough you’re going to find a flaw, and it’s almost like the society of today looks for those flaws.
We can’t take people at face value, we simply have to know everything about them before we can decide if they’re the one for us.
Facebook and Twitter make this all too easy. You see a potential partner on the likes of eHarmony and then you can find out everything their profile doesn’t tell you on their social media.
As handy as online dating is, is there the possibility that it isn’t actually improving our chances at a relationship but ruining them?