Over the past few years online dating has really taken off all over the world, whereas before it was seen as being quite antisocial and not very romantic. Now though, the love of your life might just be one click away! If you’re footloose and fancy free then you no longer need to be stuck at home waiting to bump into Mr or Miss Right! To be honest though, I think it’s a bit hard to fall for someone just by looking at their photo. You need to meet in person to see if you both click. Very often there’s just no chemistry between you.
It’s amazing how many different types of dating sites and mobile apps there are. It doesn’t matter what you’re into, there is a site for whatever turns you on! Some are for long-term relationships and some are just for casual hook-ups. I suppose it’s also a good way to chat someone up if you normally get a bit tongue-tied when you’re face-to-face.
Some people have a particular type and that’s what they normally go for. I don’t think I have a type so I try to keep an open mind. One of the problems of dating sites and apps is that you become a bit too quick to judge, swiping away someone’s profile after just a quick glance at their photo.
I hear that more and more couples are brought together by dating sites now so it’s clearly the way forward. Maybe one day we’ll get to a point where all couples will have been introduced through a dating site, so it will no longer be unusual. Hopefully we won’t stop talking to each other in the street though. I like doing things the old-fashioned way sometimes!
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