Have you ever run into someone who believes in a silly dating myth? Do you yourself have a few misconceptions of the online dating world? Maybe you want to set the record straight, or maybe you’re just interested to know what most people believe of online dating?
Sit back and relax as we uncover the three most popular online dating myths, and stop them in their tracks!
Online Dating Myth #1:
People Who Use The Internet To Date Are ‘Losers’ Who Can’t Get a Real Date
This is one of the most common and disgusting myths about online dating. How can anyone even think that, after all?
It’s simply not true! There are millions and millions of average, everyday people who, for one reason or another, aren’t with anyone. They’re looking for what the rest of us are looking for love, companionship, friendship. and the fact is, there’s nothing wrong with that.
Looking for love online is no different than people going to bars looking for a date, or meeting someone in a grocery store, or even through a friend. You’re not a ‘loser’ because you go to online dating sites. Actually, it makes you less of one, because you’re willing to take the tools available to you, and try to find love. There’s nothing wrong with that at all.
Online Dating Myth #2:
Dating Online Isn’t Safe and You Shouldn’t Do It
This one makes me, and anyone who knows anything about online dating, laugh. The media has gone into a frenzy with any half-true story they can find that deals with monetary loss, and online dating sites can often times be the one that takes the brunt of their abuse. Why?
Well, online dating sites connect you to literally millions of people in a very short amount of time. There’s no question that some profiles are fake – and some people are looking to just take your money. But it’s very easy to weed through those looking to scam you, and only a very small percentage of the millions online now are.
So don’t not try your luck at online dating because you think that the entire thing is a scam… look at the thousands of people that really have found friendship, companionship, and even true love. You simply can’t argue with those statistics!
And don’t you think, if the entire online dating industry was a scam, someone would be plastering it everywhere?
Online Dating Myth #3:
It’s Too Expensive to Date Online
You’ll hear people whine all the time about how the best websites charge, and how you don’t feel that you should pay just to connect with other singles… well, you do have to pay for a membership. And then you basically get access to connect with millions of other single users!
Finding a ‘traditional’ date costs, too, you know. Going to a bar will cost you a drink, going on a blind date will cost you a meal, and even just meeting someone at a completely random place costs you some amount of money. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s free!
Plus, let’s say you go on two dates with one person. That’s $40 a meal, $80 for both dates, plus $10 in gas for both dates, $20 for a movie for the first date, $35-$50 for the second date at the mall, the beach, an amusement park… you’re looking at $150, at the very least, for just two dates!
Being able to connect and get to know hundreds of new people is worth a little bit of your money – and the fact that you have to pay often wards off scammers who just want to take your money, and fake profiles.
So, What Have We Learned?
If you take nothing else away from this, remember:
Everyday, average people use dating sites – not just desperate losers.
Online dating is very safe, and you’re more likely to get mugged on the street than be scammed online through an online dating site.
And finally, online dating isn’t that expensive, and it’s worth the small price you have to pay.
So get out there! We’re broken the myths that have long bothered you… enjoy yourself, and meet other, loving singles!