Online dating sites really are the best way to meet people, and to be on a dating site is just something that people do these days, if they want to meet others. There is no longer a stigma attached to online dating and there is no embarrassment to in anymore like there was a few years ago.
In fact you will now find people talking very openly and sharing their online dating site experiences. They talk openly about the people they meet and also, how to navigate certain dating sites and certain people.
If you are new to online dating, you may find the whole experience a little daunting in the beginning. Truth be told, like most things, you should take your time. The first time you go online, you are going to ‘match’ with a lot of people. You may spend hours sifting through all these men, or women, and be thinking “where do I start”. You will then refine your search criteria, and think “Oh gosh, this is too good to be true”!
But we do have some advice for you!
1. Be discerning
2. Take your time
3. Never rush into anything
4. Always ensure you are safe.
5. There is no harm in saying hello!
You may find a few mixed messages above. We are suggesting you be discerning, but also, there is no harm in saying hello. It’s true. Sometimes, you have to be a little adventurous or take a few risks, before meeting the perfect partner. Also, people have different reasons for being online. Some want to find a life partner. Others are looking for an activity partner or pen pal, or even just to make new friends. Choose your dating site carefully – SA Match is great if you want dating in South Africa. ARMatch.com is great if you are dating in Argentina. And something like ExpatMatch is fantastic if you travel a lot and want to meet people in different areas, cities or countries.
Choose your dating site carefully. Do a little research and ask your friends which online dating sites have worked for them. Some dating sites are better than others and some are more age appropriate than others. Some don’t cost you anything, but then you have limited options with who you see or match with. Take your time, do a little research, put your fear in your back pocket, and go for it.
Mr or Ms Right is out there waiting for you and if you don’t go for it, well, you’re going to be at home watching another Netflix series. By online dating, you could be watching Netflix series with a partner!