With the online dating industry undergoing a massive boom in the past few years, there truly is something for everyone nowadays, as anyone that turns on their computer can tell you after being bombarded with internet adverts.
There’s a whole wide world of people out and about that are taking their search for love and companionship to the internet, from the marriage-minded to those looking for just a one-night stand. The number of niche dating sites are innumerable, with sites dedicating to interracial couples, older Brits, Christians, Jews, and other specific religions, not to mention those looking for international ‘hook ups,’ sugar daddies, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender-specific individuals, and the list goes on and on and on.
For someone with no idea on how to go about selecting a site for them, it can be particularly overwhelming; imagine if you had suddenly discovered that, while you’ve been looking for a potential mate the more ‘traditional way’ (because that’s the only way you knew of), you suddenly learned you can tick some boxes on a website somewhere and be matched up with prospective dates that should share common interests and compatible personality traits.
And make no mistake: people have been flocking to these sites in droves as of late. In fact, their numbers have swelled by 100 per cent over the past five years, and not just by agoraphobic shut-ins, either; the number of successful and attractive men and women using online dating services are a strong testament to this.
Many professionals find dating sites an invaluable resource, especially as they work long hours and have little time or opportunity to meet someone to whom they feel an attraction.