Dont Fall For These Online Dating Myths

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Don’t Fall for These Online Dating Myths

Joshua Pompey

Written by: Joshua Pompey

Joshua Pompey

Joshua Pompey is an online dating and relationship expert, helping men and women succeed at online dating since 2009 and with a success rate of more than 99%.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Let’s face it, online dating comes with a lot of baggage. Despite a lot of the positive possibilities people have with this method of finding love, there are a lot of negative stigmas and challenges 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 about online dating sites and apps:

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

This is completely false. When online dating first started in the 1990s, sure, it was barely one step above taking out a personals ad in a newspaper. was among the first online dating services on the scene, and it has done the hard work to create a safe space for meaningful connection.

The men and women on dating sites and apps today are far from desperate and hopeless romantics. Some are looking for a soul mate. Others just would like to chat and get to know someone new.

Today, most single people have tried at least one dating site or dating app. The most popular 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 compatible partners, this also means more people are competing for attention.

For every one woman a man messsages, 20 or more other men might be trying to gain her attention on any given 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. So stop swiping like there’s no tomorrow!

Sometimes, rushing through chats and dates will only hinder the search, as we will likely wind up getting distracted by dating too many people instead of giving one person a fair shot.

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, and take precautions, the safer we will be.

5. Women online only care about looks.

If we create dating 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!

Online dating myths are everywhere in the media, and we don’t think things are as grim as all those swiping fatigue and burnout headlines make it seem.

Truthfully, singles have a much easier time finding new dates because if they want to meet someone, they can simply join a dating site or download an app to make something happen on their terms. It’s a whole new dating world!

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