Don’t Fall for These Online Dating Myths

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Don’t Fall for These Online Dating Myths

Joshua Pompey Joshua Pompey • 9/25/14

Let’s face it, online dating comes with a lot of baggage. Despite a lot of the positive associations people have with this medium of finding love, there are a lot of negative stigmas that come with the territory as well.

Well it’s time to debunk a few of the more prominent myths that exist in the world of online dating once and for all.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest misconceptions people often have:

1. Online dating is a last resort for single people.

This is completely false. When online dating first started, sure, it was barely one step above taking out a personals ad in a newspaper.

Most people were desperate, strange and not exactly the type of men and women you would bring home to Mom.

Fast forward to the present and this isn’t even close to true anymore. Dating sites are filled with countless beautiful, successful and amazing people.

These days online dating is about as mainstream as can be and will only become more mainstream as the years go by and our world continues to dive deeper into a technology-driven world.

2. It will be easier to receive phone numbers.

Sometimes it is even harder to receive a phone number online than in real life. Even though online dating offers access to more partners, this also means more people are competing.

For every one girl a man hits on, 20 or more other men might be trying to gain her attention on any give night.

In order to compete, it is essential one learns how to properly create a dating profile and write emails that will spark high levels of interest and attraction. Otherwise, it will be extremely hard to receive phone numbers online.

 

“Online dating is as

safe as we make it.”

3. Going on multiple dates will make finding “The One” easier.

Many men and women serial date in the hopes they could find “The One” faster than ever. Unfortunately, playing the numbers game will not make the process go any faster.

In fact, it will only hinder the search, as we will likely wind up getting distracted by dating too many people who we shouldn’t be meeting to being with.

Finding the right person online has a lot to do with timing, making good choices and luck, just like in real life!

4. Online dating isn’t safe.

This is simply not true. Online dating is as safe as we make it.

First dates should always be held in public places where there are plenty of people around. In addition, a good amount of effort should be placed on trying to screen our dates accordingly.

The more we do our homework, the safer we will be.

5. Women online only care about looks.

This is far from true. If we create profiles that are designed to build attraction, show off our best qualities and really put a lot of effort into the emailing process, then it won’t be all about looks.

Women only become shallow when everything else is not up to standard. This is not their fault. It is our fault.

We can’t expect women not to judge us based solely on our looks if we don’t give them a good reason to!

Readers, have you heard these online dating myths before? Which ones do you agree or disagree with? Let me know in the comments below!

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