Pros and Cons of Online Dating

With the popularity of online dating, it’s easy to be persuaded to join the crowd. However, before you shop around and sign up for an online dating site, you better read the following advantages and disadvantages of online dating.


1. Convenient

The change in lifestyle of the people these days make it harder for many to get into traditional/offline dating. Unlike conventional dating, online dating doesn’t require one to be in a specific place at a specific time.

When you sign up for an online dating site, you can check out other members’ profiles anytime you like without even minding how you look. You can do it while in your room, in your t-shirt or shorts or in your office while having your coffee break. This setup makes it more ideal for most people these days who don’t have the luxury of time to sit down with another person for the getting-to-know-you phase.

2. You are least likely to feel awkward

Despite the popularity of dating, many are still hesitant to get into one because of anxiety or awkwardness that comes with the though of meeting another person and trying to get to know him/her better. These feelings are almost non-existent with online dating.

Because two people only communicate through private messages and chat, it’s least likely for one or both parties to feel nervous with the presence of the other. In fact, one reason why many people are getting hooked to online dating is because it makes them at ease in its kind of dating setup.

3. Cost-efficient

Premium dating sites may require you to pay a certain amount but if you’re going to consider all the expense you have to deal with conventional dating, then you will realize that online dating is way cheaper than the latter.


1. Possibility of getting scammed

Many online dating sites especially the free ones don’t have the tool to check the veracity of the person’s information. Some people are taking advantage of this to sign up easily and scam people.

2. Lack of chemistry

One important factor in dating is determining whether you and the other person has this thing called ‘chemistry.’ Although online dating sites are coming up with ways to match you with another person which they think is compatible with your personality, these methods won’t be able to tell whether you and the other person has ‘chemistry’ as this is measured beyond your profile page and photos.

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