I continue to hear single and divorced friends denying the opportunity to join the rest of us on their new journey to finding their ideal partner if that means that they have to create an online dating profile. They feel they can meet people on their own or through their network. There are many possible ways that might happen, but right now, that is a limited option and one of the only new people you are going to become friendly with this way will be: Your mailman/woman, UPS, FedEx, Amazon delivery person... You never know, my UPS guy is really hot!
"Relationships only last when your goals are aligned," says Amy Schoen, a life and dating coach interviewed and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, 2019. She continues, "online dating reveals those goals "up front and center..."
Currently, I have encouraged over 6 friends of mine to try a dating app. Within their first 5 dates, they all found their current husbands. Within my personal network, I know at least 50 people that met significant others, or spouses while on various dating websites.
My journey with online dating has brought ghosting, heartbreak, amazing experiences, friendships, romance and happiness. The idea that online dating simply increases the opportunities to meet my future person, allows me to take the highs and the lows, knowing that I have the opportunity to meet my fantastic human at any given time.
According to The Knot, a very popular wedding website (www.theknot.com), "22 percent of spouses are now meeting online (after utilizing tools like Tinder, Hinge and Bumble)... among nearly 11,000 couples surveyed, 71 percent said they dated for more than two years before getting engaged..."
I challenge you in 2020 and moving into 2021 to give online dating a chance. Share your experiences with me on the blog or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. We can do this together!
Like many of you, I have been on and off dating apps for years. I often think my insane dating experiences and those of my friends would make for a really great book, movie or sitcom. I know you all have stories and experiences to share. My goal is to post my own ideas, thoughts and experiences mixed in with special guest entries covering topics I know less about. Please feel free to message me with your own stories, comments, questions that you would not mind sharing with everyone. My contact info is listed in the bottom of the site. Thank you for stopping by!