Internet dating is supposedly the future. There are so many websites out there it is crazy. There are many different venues of websites for different ages and religions. But do they truly work? Contrary to popular belief the success rate of most singles websites are horrific. The majority of men and women seem to stretch the truth, and statistcs have proven that 80% of men on these sites are married already! (stats taken in 2009). Honestly, they are not for me, but there are a few people who use them and say they have been successful. (2009 stats actually say the success rate is less than 1%).
When you choose to use an internet site to find dates you risk a lot. You end up sitting at home, lonely and alone with nothing but your computer. You may talk with different people but are they truly what they seem to be? Usually not.
Again the 2009 stats discovered that over 80% of men on dating sites were married already, 10% of women and a whopping 97% lied on their profiles about age, status, and had photos older than 10 years. They hide behind technology and can be whomever they want you to believe they are. The only true way to know if they are what you are looking for is to meet them. If you choose to do this, be very cautious, meet in a public place and meet them there, do not give them your home address. Remember to always protect yourself, you truly never know who you really are meeting with.
Here are a few internet sites you can try:
If you simply google what type of singles site you are looking for you will be amazed at the vast variety you have to choose from.
Because of fear, it is much harder for some people to get out of the house for anything more then work, but you must, you need to step outside of your comfort zone. Go grocery shopping, attend a networking club event, join a single parents club if you have kids or an adventure group. Go to a friends childs football, soccer or baseball game, there are a lot of single parents. You can simply go for a walk but when you do, say hello to others and smile!
You can find more information on meetup groups at www.meetup.com there are around 64740 meetup groups around the world, meeting about 21083 different interests. There is sure to be one you can join.
Most importantly just get out there, go hiking, fishing or travel. Join a club or group. Enjoy nature and appreciate life. If you sit at home you may never find love. Get out and enjoy, you just never know where you are going to find the person of your dreams, but I can almost guarantee it won’t be on a singles website.
Till next time,