On-line dating has become an outlet for many Americans. Whether it is a time constraints or a social interaction that seems to create less anxiety, beginning the dating process via world-wide web has become increasingly popular.
I advocate on-line dating, not as the sole way to choose a partner, but to find potential dates. For example, someone who does not have a lot of time, can weed out partners that may not be great fits. A current E-Harmony commercial demonstrates that the on-line dating experience is about finding better dates, not more dates.
A great pre-marital counseling tool known as Prepare and Enrich tells us how similarities in certain areas such as finances and religion will lead to longevity in marriages. I bring this up because on-line dating sites like E-Harmony and Match.com have long questionnaires that you fill out; helping you get matched with people who would be good potential dating partners for you. Sites like Plenty of Fish or Ok Cupid have a tendency to be free-for-all’s where anyone can contact. Questionnaires are too short and inaccurate to measure much.
How do I know? I was personally a member of each of the four sites to test the reliability and consideration of matches. Please get back to us with any feedback on on-line dating experiences or personal thoughts.