People tend to seek romantic love but we all know that it's not sustainable unless you and your partner have similar values and are committed to sustaining the relationship beyond the honeymoon phase.
Online dating helped me find somebody I'm compatible with, and I have to say that the algorithms actually DO WORK.
Also, many online daters correspond with one another for weeks or months by computer before ever meeting face-to-face, which has been shown to yield unrealistic expectations.
[Psychologist] Reis also said that claims by web sites offering a ‘science-based’ approach that uses sophisticated algorithms to match people have not been supported by independent research.” (Searles, 2012, para 4) Of course, most users are likely aware of potential pitfalls and risks that can come with venturing into the online dating world. I share an average picture of myself so that people do not feel fooled when they finally meet me.
Despite this cultural shift, this is one single woman who has decided to unplug when it comes to seeking a mate. Misspellings and incorrect grammar in correspondence is a huge turn off.
I tried online dating for close to three months, and quite frankly, I hated it (that discussion needs to be a post all on its own). To the men in cyberspace: I might be picky, but if I can't stomach your inane texts and graying goatee, how can I possibly date you?
Luckily for me, meeting a mate through close friends and family remains the number one way that people couple up. The one take away from this post should be this: Stop misrepresenting yourself online, because the only person you will end up disappointing is yourself. I find it interesting that most people look to find relationships online these days.