Online dating for lonely souls
Dating sites claim the ability to find you the perfect match.But are these algorithms the secret to life-long love, or just a way to suck in hopeless romantics?
But despite these numbers, it’s unclear if online dating is any more effective than, or really any different from, meeting someone offline.Experts say online dating sites see a huge traffic increase between Christmas and Valentine’s Day.With the number of visitors these sites get each month, that increase is pretty significant: Some current estimates report between 10.5 and 23.8 million unique visitors per month for two major dating sites.Since the beginning of time, humans have spent much of their lives searching for that one special person…A soul mate to fulfil their dreams of happiness. In the past, this has involved a lot of trial and error, heartache, and wasted time.Dating is a task that can be fun at times, but it is also the most frustrating (and sometimes dangerous) part of a young person’s life.But as always, in spite of what was said, some readers insist that it is easier to feel this way when you’re younger, don’t feel like time is running out, or lonely. I’m in my early thirties but I have a mother in her early fifties, and I know many ‘older’ women who are single or dating/in a relationship with varying success, plus of course, I get a hell of a lot of emails from readers, especially in the age groups that feel most stressed about this issue – 40s, 50s, and in some instances, 60s.
I should point out that the ones who are actually enjoying their lives and a relationship are the ones that made a positive decision to spend some time on their own, break old patterns, rebuild their lives, and redefine themselves in a positive, loving context. I am not here to invalidate anyone’s feelings – you feel what you feel, keeping in mind that you are actually able to identify what you feel and attribute the right word to it.
Nowadays people most prefer flirting online because they are too busy to go on dates and going out with people who are not likely to match them.
Sometimes we don’t even pay any attention to the person who lives next door and stay lonely even though we are surrounded by plenty of people.
A couple of days back, I asked the question, ‘If you’re healing, why are you dating?
’ in response to the repeated problems that I see arising when we’re not prepared to spend some dedicated to focusing on ourselves and dealing with the issues that are impacting on our self-esteem and the possibility of happiness, whether that is on our own…or with someone else.
Online chatting offers hundreds of opportunities for those searching for a person to make their heart beat faster.