Online dating and traditional dating

When I traveled across the United States a few years ago, I interviewed more than 100 men, women and couples about their love lives in cities big and small.

My mission was to figure out what connection, romance and love actually looks like in today's day and age.

If you're single, you will likely find yourself assessing and reassessing your love life.

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Online dating has been around since the ’90s, and it’s only getting better and better as the years go on.

Singles are getting more options, dating websites are adding more impressive technology, and the success rates are getting higher.

Below are some more details about the top advantages of online dating.

With almost 8,000 dating websites out there, online dating can be like shooting fish in a barrel.

Here are 12 pros and cons of using a dating site as well as trying to meet someone offline.

Online Dating | Traditional Dating Let’s start with the good news, shall we?

The beauty of dating websites is they have things like in-depth profiles, extensive search features, and advanced matching algorithms that help you sort through all of these people and allow you to be as specific or as broad about your needs as you want.

Research conducted by Statistic Brain says one in five relationships begin online and almost the same number of marriages do. For more incredible statistics about online dating’s success rates, you can check out our article.

We’re all glued to our phones anyway, so when you add attractive people and swiping to the mix, it almost becomes like online shopping. Not only can online dating feel like a frustrating, yet addicting, game if you’re not having any luck, but it can also cause us to become too judgmental of others.

While we’re scrolling and swiping, we often pay attention to tiny “flaws” that aren’t really there and/or don’t matter in the long run.

The happy couples I talked to had not met and immediately started dating.

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