Nowadays, there are two major options when it comes to the type of dating methods. Either you’re dating using online websites or dating the old fashioned way of picking your partner through real life events. But what everyone wants to know is which method will help them find their better half. It’s the search for that perfect person is what drives us to go through all sorts of avenues. If you’re a science loving person, who likes to go with whatever science can prove then I’m sorry to say that online dating is no better than offline dating. If you’re a practical person then, it would depend on what you’re looking for in a date that will determine which method would get you better results.
Online dating has been around for a while now. There have been many sites built online with all sorts of handy dandy features. One of the most recognized features that people are really paying attention to are online dating algorithms. There are websites that claim that their unique match making algorithm, that they have developed after very close thought and many hundreds of hours of man labor, can help you find that perfect match. The good news for the websites is that people have been actually buying into their claims. Unfortunately, according to an article by Paul Eastwick, Benjamin Karney, and Harry Reis in the journal Psychological Science, Online matching making is not better than trying your luck offline. According to this article, there are two major features that are being used for match making. First of all the profile matching, Users create accounts and then do their best to make their profiles as appealing as possible to others who would go through them, trying to decide whether they would make a good match. But people can’t accurately decide with the little information available online if the profile they are looking at is a good match for them or not. Some online sites state that the best way to go is by finding people who are similar while others state that opposites attract in a very unique way. But which one is it. There are so many contradictions, that a normal person is left to believe whatever is thrown at them by these websites.
We also have people opting with the offline dating method. Not all is bright in this method either. People get help from their friends for blind dates, only to find out that it was truly a blind setup for disaster. This method of dating can prove to be a good decision for people with an extrovert personality, but for the introverts it’s a mountain trying to find a date this way. But finding a date offline does not automatically mean you’ve found the love of your life. It just means you found a candidate and now it’s time to give your relationship the test of time. At the end it’s the test of time that will determine if your relationship was a success or not.
Final verdict (Online or Offline)
Well, which one is it? At the end it is both and neither one. If you think about for a second, does it matter to you which one it is as long as you find that perfect lifelong partner you’ve always been looking for. The best approach to take for dating is to first determine who you are and what you really want. Are you looking for a short-term relationship or a lifelong romance? It would make more sense to try online dating if you’re looking for a short-term relationship. You would not want to date someone at work or in your social network, especially someone you have to run into on a daily if you’re only going to date them for a short-term. While this is true for short-term relationships, it’s more advisable to date someone you can meet live, if you’re looking for a lifelong love. No matter how advance the internet gets, it can never compare to reality. It’s the reality that brings forth what really a person is (That’s why it’s called reality). If your wanting a long-term relationship and you have not given it a live and reality test, then you might be heading the wrong way. You would only be relying on the profile of the person and the words per minute they can type or the hours they can talk on the phone. If you’re in a relation of this sort try to meet the person live as soon as possible, because they might not be who you assumed they might be according to their profile.