Are you wondering if online dating really works? Because if you are, you are most definitely not alone. There is still an awful lot of scepticism attached to dating online, coming not only from people who have never tried it, but also from those who have tried it and not had any success.
But with the latest figures showing that 1 in 4 relationships now start online, and 2 out of every 3 people knowing someone who has met a partner online; if you don’t believe that online dating works, then simply ask your friends.
But just like approaching people in the real world, you need to make an effort if you are to be successful. And with online dating this effort begins by ensuring you join the right dating site for what you are looking for. If you are keen on a meeting someone and building the foundations for a long-term relationship, then match.com and eHarmony are your best choices in the UK. If you are just looking for some casual fun, then POF.com would be a better choice.
Whichever dating site you decide to join, you still need to give 110 per cent. Don’t just expect your dream date to send you a message, as it rarely happens. Make your profile the best you can possibly make it, add a fantastic photo, and definitely don’t lie. Make the effort to contact at least 5 different people on the site each week, as you will receive rejections, and some people will just not reply, but whatever you do, don’t become disheartened, and never give up.
It took a male friend of mine over 20 messages to different people before he received his first reply, they are now happily engaged and looking forward to starting a family together. But if he had given up too soon, things could easily be very different for him.
So yes, online dating definitely does work, but only if you are willing to put in the effort.