Online dating has become one of the fastest growing industries over the last decade. With the ever increasing reliance on social media, this is not surprising at all. Today, surveys from around the world suggest that around 20% of couples meet through online dating. So, what does this mean for traditional dating? Can we still meet potential dates in bars, clubs, parties or through friends? Are they worth the effort for women in their 40s and 50s?
While some of us may frown upon online dating, others see this as an opportunity to meet potential singles that we may never have come across in our own social networks or the bars and clubs. Let’s face it, our friends usually know of maybe one guy that’s single (if that!) and not many single people in their 40s and 50s frequent bars and clubs. So relying on just our friends or social outings is very limiting in terms of potential dates. In a bar or party, there will be around 100 or so people at best, so your chance of meeting anyone in this small setting is almost impossible. Doesn’t it make more sense to enjoy your social life with your friends and not feel pressured to find a date? Leave this for online dating – you can reach thousands of singles from all walks of life and locations and the good news is that you don’t need to pay for overpriced cocktails and taxis home! Give it a try….