Many people are looking for a life partner or casual relationship online these days, and such a quest implies both advantages and disadvantages. The critics of online dating often invoke reasons like the fact that you can be easily tricked by the potential date you’re talking to.
We’re not here to advocate for either of the two sides. It ultimately depends on each person if online dating is an option to consider. What’s for sure is that dating apps have been growing in popularity tremendously in recent years, and we’ll explain why.
You can have any sexual orientation
Compared to other years, LGBT members can find matches pretty much just as easily as straight people. Dating apps like Tinder offer the possibility for the user to mention his sexual orientation before searching for a partner. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if someone is straight, gay, or something else – he’ll rapidly get in contact with people of the same sexual orientation.
Many totalitarian societies had been prohibiting and punished severely homosexual people. But with the frequent campaigns from recent years that promote tolerance for LGBT people, there’s no wonder why dating apps offer them the chance to meet a life partner more easily.
The ongoing pandemic
Travel restrictions from all over the world are making it significantly more difficult to leave your country and sometimes even your own city. Therefore, all you can do in many situations while you’re looking for love is to choose the virtual realm of dating apps. After the travel restrictions that affect you will be history (and hopefully, along with the COVID-19 pandemic), you can hit the road and meet your partner physically since you already know everything about him via your preferred dating app.
Many more opportunities
Many of us don’t like the people from our class, workplace, or even town. Sometimes it just seems like there’s nothing good to choose, and that’s why online dating becomes a good idea. Besides, why choose from a few hundred people when there are 7.8 billion on the planet? Dating apps offer you the possibility of exploring the world and meeting people from all cultures and nationalities.
If you don’t want to install anything on your phone, you can try out Omegle, the free online chat website that doesn’t even require you to register an account to talk with strangers via text or video. Although our parents told us not to talk to strangers, things are different on Omegle. Furthermore, you can even choose what you want to talk about and start searching – the website will automatically give you a person interested in the same topic. Or head over to chat roulette for a fun experience of random video chat.
You can be anyone you want behind a profile
Although we don’t encourage lying, we have to admit that there are a lot of people on dating apps who often try to be who they are not. Most of us at least tend to exaggerate our qualities when we’re hiding behind an online profile. The comfort that such a situation gives you is one of the strongest reasons why many people look for a life partner or casual relationship online. Besides, this way, it’s much harder for someone to find out all the dumb things you’ve done in the past, and building a new reputation on a dating app seems like a great solution.
In the end, we must emphasize once again that lying on the internet is an awful thing and won’t lead to anything good, especially if you’re looking for a serious relationship. But unfortunately, there will always be people who look for short time results.
Dorothy has been a journalist for ten years and has been working with the Tech News Watch staff since the beginning of the news site. Her main contribution to Tech News Watch are mobile, IT and science news, with a focus on software updates and great outer space discoveries.