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Regular Dating and Online Dating: What's the Difference?

Have you tried dating people you know but none of the relationships have worked out? If so, you may want to consider online dating. There is a stereotype that only the truly desperate use online dating to meet people.

However, there are several million people in all parts of the world who have built strong, long lasting relationships through online dating. If you are considering online dating, you need to know your options and understand the difference between regular dating and online dating.
 
Understanding Regular Dating
 
You encounter a wide variety of people every day. You meet people at work, people you went to school with, and people your family and friends know. Generally, you can assume that a percentage of the people you encounter every day are potential dates.

Let's say you spend between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the office then you meet friends for a drink from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. What percentage of the people you encounter are potential dates? Some people believe that business and pleasure don’t go together so dating coworkers is a bad idea. Besides, you may not want to spend your evenings discussing work after being in the office all day.

Think you will meet someone when you are out having drinks? You may see people that interest you but it is difficult to have a conversation with people in this setting because so many others are around. You may give them your phone number or get theirs but is that a good idea when they are pretty much strangers? You probably encounter thousands of people that you find interesting but meeting people in bars that are really compatible with you is harder than it sounds.

Understanding Online Dating

Now here is why online dating is a good idea. Online dating allows you to have lots of options so you can find just what it is that you want. Many dating websites exist that are geared towards different interests. If you are looking for a long term relationship, you are sure to find someone who wants the same thing in these online dating sites. If you are looking to date someone from a certain race, you will be able to find that person online.

Looking for something casual? You'll be able to find many people who are looking to date casually too. Is it that easy to find what you are looking for when you are at a bar with friends? Not really. Also, it is more difficult to have a conversation at a bar with friends.

You may be concerned about the cost of online dating. You can find free online dating websites and then there are others that charge a small fee for their services. You may get a trial period at these sites, though, to see if they are right for you.

Several million people would not pay to join an online dating website if it was not successful. No matter who you are looking for and what sort of relationship you want, you can find it with online dating. Start your future today and see who you can meet!

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