Depending on where you live there may be quite a few new avenues you could try: mixed team sports, dancing lessons, adventure clubs, pub crawls, speed dating - but the reason people chose internet dating is it's convenient and easy to do from home.Even if you've had a bad day and you're exhausted you might be able to have fun and flirt online for a bit.If you're interested in a list of dating sites I've put this on a separate page here: While I'm not an online dating expert (or any dating expert for that matter! If you're simply not meeting the right type of people in day-to-day life then why not try something different.I started this article to help out friends who I've encouraged to try online dating, but are still too scared to try. It seems to me the increasing popularity of online dating is largely a due to our changes in lifestyle over the last decade.Think of it as using a tool or adding another arrow to cupid's bow.
Clearly internet dating is here to stay, and with the popularity of social sites like facebook, the rise of online dating to a "mainstream way of finding life" is inevitable."Twenty years from now, the idea that someone looking for love won't look for it online will be silly, akin to skipping the card catalog to instead wander the stacks because 'the right books are found only by accident.' Serendipity is the hallmark of inefficient markets, and the marketplace of love, like it or not, is becoming more efficient." -- Wired magazine 2002 Nobody wants to be lonely forever, so if you're not meeting new people and/or the right type of people in your current routine then it's time to take a risk and explore new avenues!If you are of the opinion that "only desperate people use online dating" I suggest you quickly shake this old stigma before you get left behind!When you sign up to a dating site you are NOT admitting defeat in the game of love, you're merely opening another avenue.Not only are we in danger of slowly losing our face-to-face social skills, but we seem to have less time than ever to get out and meet that special someone.
What we do spend a lot of time on, however, is the internet.